Lisbon, Portugal — Portuguese Foreign Minister Jaime Gama left today on a five-day official visit to Mexico to discuss ways of improving bilateral trade, officials said.
Gama is expected to meet with his Mexican counterpart, Bernardo Sepulveda, and with President Miguel de la Madrid. The agenda will also include the situation in Latin America and the cultural relations between the two countries.
Portugal’s oil imports from Mexico are responsible for the deficits it registered in foreign trade since 1974. In 1982 however, Portugal imported no Mexican crude, the officials said.
Feb. 1, De la Madrid made a brief stopover in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores on his way home from India and met briefly with Portuguese Prime Minister Mario Soares and Gama.