Premier Kathleen Wynne of Ontario released the following statement after her meeting with Governor of the State of Jalisco Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz, while at the Climate Summit of the Americas in Mexico.
“Today, Jalisco Governor Sandoval and I signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Ontario and Jalisco to strengthen and expand our economic, environmental, scientific and cultural ties.
This cooperative agreement builds on our regions’ strong connection in areas including climate change, science and technology, higher education, tourism, health sciences and innovation.
The agreement will make it easier for business leaders, scientists and innovators in Jalisco and Ontario to work together towards common goals, such as fighting climate change and developing new low-carbon technologies. With climate change a key priority, the MOU lays the groundwork for Jalisco and Ontario to share information on carbon pricing to reduce emissions, including potential joint initiatives. The MOU will also help businesses and other institutions share information across borders via more international missions, trade shows, conferences and meetings.
Ontario’s economic growth depends on our ability to remain competitive and cooperative globally. Partnerships facilitated by this historic MOU with Jalisco help to expand our trade networks, support job creation, enhance scientific cooperation and strengthen our economy.” – CINEWS