The European Union and Mexico have agreed to continue their cooperation in digital and connectivity policy. The regions announced this commitment after the second EU-Mexico digital economy dialogue, which also identified the next steps to advance this collaboration.
Both jurisdictions have agreed to continue collaborating in several policy areas, such as digitalization of industry, research cooperation standardization, e-commerce, online platforms, eGovernment and data protection, among others.
The dialogue was chaired by Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director General of the EU Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, and Salma Jalife, Undersecretary for Communications and Technological Development of Mexico in the Secretariat for Communications and Transport.
Additionally, the EU and Mexico have also agreed to take advantage of the technological opportunities available and enhance cooperation in High Performance Computing, European Digital Innovation Hubs, FIWARE and BELLA, the new transatlantic submarine fiber optic cable.
During the dialogue, the EU shared best practices and lessons learned from the establishment of the Digital Single Market. Mexico is currently in the process of implementing a similar initiative and has made bridging the regional and social digital divide in the country a priority.