Mexico renews diplomatic ties with Honduras

Mexico wants to renew diplomatic ties with Central American nation, Honduras.

Updated: Aug 01, 2010, 08:58 AM IST

Mexico City: The Mexican government has said that its ambassador to Tegucigalpa will return to Honduras next week, as it wants to renew diplomatic ties with the Central American nation.

Saturday`s announcement came hours after the Chilean government decided to send back its ambassador to that country.

Mexico`s Foreign Relations Secretariat (SRE) said there was a "significant progress" in the situation in Honduras after the June 2009 coup against the then president Manuel Zelaya. Porfirio Lobo is the current president of Honduras.
The SRE said in a statement: "With this decision Mexico normalises its diplomatic relations with Honduras and hopes that this measure will help promote understanding, cooperation, security and strengthening of democratic institutions in the region."

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