Monterrey, NL. The governor of the state, Samuel García Sepúlveda, and the minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, Jean-Yves Le Drian, signed a collaboration agreement whose objective is to promote the teaching of the French language in public schools, strengthen the cultural aspect of France from childhood and strengthen ties in economy, mobility and security with France.
This was commented by the state president and invited investors to participate in the construction of the Interserrana and La Gloria-Colombia highways; in lines 4 and 5 of the subway and in the development of the Colombia Bridge.
García Sepúlveda recalled that the flow of investment from France to Mexico In the period 1999 to the third quarter of 2021 it was 10,056.5 million dollars, while the investment from France to Nuevo León in said period was 267.8 million dollars, which represents 2.6% of French investment at the national level.
In Nuevo León, two Faurecia plants will be established in 2022, they are manufacturers of metallic structures for the interior of the car, with this they will generate 1,230 jobs and we will generate a cluster that will help us bring companies such as Tesla or Volvo ”Said the governor.
In educational matters, he said, this agreement will allow to do three things: promote the teaching and learning of the French language, promote dual education for French and Mexican companies and support cultural events of the French community in the entity.
Regarding culture, public policies will be implemented to favor access to reading focused on children and support cultural events and festivals with the participation of French culture, the governor indicated.
On the other hand, he thanked the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic for having chosen Monterrey as the headquarters to install a Consulate General.
At the same time, Jean-Yves Le Drian explained that his visit to New Lion It is part of a history of strong relationship between France and Mexico, which is reflected in the economic sphere, since there are currently 35 companies of French origin in the state, which have created more than 20,000 jobs.
“This is going to develop in the future and the intention is that the presence of France is intensified in the state,” said the diplomat.
He added that the agreement protocol privileges the teaching of the French language in schools that depend on the state, in addition the cooperation includes the Tecnológico de Monterrey and the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, so that both support the strengthening of the Franco-Mexican Bilingual Technological University, located in the municipality of Juárez, Nuevo León.