World Economic Forum President Børge Brende to Receive Mexico’s Highest Honour


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Alem Tedeneke, Media Lead, Tel.: +1 646 204 9191; E-mail: ated@weforum.org

New York City, USA 24 September 2018 – The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, will award Børge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum, with the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle. This honour is given to non-Mexican citizens in recognition of their outstanding service to Mexico and the global community. The ceremony will be held at the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2018.

Brende is being recognized for his strong commitment to world economic development. The Mexican government acknowledges that, throughout his distinguished international career and particularly as President of the World Economic Forum as well as in his previous capacity as Foreign Minister of Norway, Brende has consistently promoted dialogue with government, business and civil society globally on such priority issues for Mexico as trade liberalization, sustainable development and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Brende has also promoted the principles of democracy, freedom, free trade, gender equality, human rights, peace, and development. During his tenure as Foreign Minister of Norway, Mexico re-opened its embassy in Oslo, in 2014, thereby establishing a bilateral political consultation mechanism between Mexico and Norway.

RESIDENTE DEL FORO ECONÓMICO MUNDIAL BØRGE BRENDE RECIBIRÁ LA CONDECORACIÓN DEL ÁGUILA AZTECA DE MÉXICO

Nueva York, EE. UU. 24 Septiembre 2018 – El presidente de México, Enrique Peña Nieto, otorgará a Børge Brende, presidente del Foro Económico Mundial, la Orden Mexicana del Águila Azteca. Este honor se otorga a los extranjeros para reconocer los prominentes servicios prestados a la nación mexicana y a la humanidad. La ceremonia se llevará a cabo en el Impacto del Desarrollo Sostenible Cumbre 2018 del Foro Económico Mundial.

El Sr. Brende está siendo reconocido por su alto compromiso con el desarrollo económico mundial. El Gobierno de México reconoce que a lo largo de su notable carrera internacional, particularmente como actual Presidente del Foro Económico Mundial y en su cargo previo como Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Noruega, el Sr. Brende ha promovido el diálogo entre gobiernos, empresas y sociedad civil a nivel mundial y sobre temas prioritarios para México, como la liberalización del comercio, el desarrollo sostenible y la Industria 4.0; El Sr. Brende también ha promovido los principios de democracia, libertad, libre comercio, igualdad de género, derechos humanos, paz y desarrollo. En el año 2014, durante el mandato del Sr. Brende como Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Noruega, México abrió su Embajada en Oslo y restableció el mecanismo de consulta política bilateral entre México y Noruega.

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