Mexican Ambassador jets in to Aberdeen for North Sea meeting

Mexican Ambassador to the UK, Julián Ventura Valero meets Liam Smyth,  the Chamber’s deputy chief executive.
Mexican Ambassador to the UK, Julián Ventura Valero meets Liam Smyth, the Chamber’s deputy chief executive.

Mexican ambassador to the UK, Julian Ventura Valero, flew into Aberdeen yesterday for a meeting with North Sea oil and gas chiefs.

Attending a private event at Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC), Mr Valero was in the Granite City to discuss the “progress and development” of Mexico’s oil and gas industry, AGCC said.

He met representatives from, among others, Subsea UK, Oil and Gas Technology Centre, Scottish Development International and the Energy Industries Council.

Exceed, Katoni Engineering, Womble Bond Dickinson, KCA Deutag Drilling Group and Centrifuges Un-Limited were also in attendance to speak with the Mexican UK Ambassador.

AGCC chief executive Liam Smyth said: “Mexico is a country of huge potential, offering significant opportunity for the world-leading skills, knowledge, products and services that energy businesses in the north-east have to offer.

“The Chamber hosted a visit from the President of Mexico in 2015, very early after the country’s energy reform which ended 75 years of state monopoly in oil and gas and we have continued to build relationships for the benefit of our members with delegations from Pemex, ProMexico and indigenous oil and gas companies looking to tap into the expertise our region has to offer; as well as leading trade missions there in 2015, 2016 and 2017.”

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