President Carlos Andres Perez of venezuela arrived in Mexico City on Monday (17 March) for a six-day official visit -- returning the visit made by President Luis Echeverria of Mexico to Venezuela last July.
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Background: President Carlos Andres Perez of venezuela arrived in Mexico City on Monday (17 March) for a six-day official visit -- returning the visit made by President Luis Echeverria of Mexico to Venezuela last July.
Consultations between the two countries are seen as particularly significant on two issues. The first of these is their joint promotion of the idea of a Latin American Economic System (SELA) to include Cuba and exclude the United States.
In recent months Mexican and Venezuelan delegations have been travelling the Continent seeking support for SELA, although so far Brazil, Argentina and Peru have responded with only lukewarm interest.
The other issue is oil. Both countries are among the foremost oil-producing nations of the Third World. Mexico has recently become self-sufficient in oil and is in fact now producing a surplus for expert.
Venezuela is in the process of nationalising her petroleum industry and is the world's fifth largest producer and third largest exporter.
Although no official statements have been issued, it is understood that Venezuela would like to see Mexico as the third Latin American partner (with Ecuador) in the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) - of which she is not as yet a member.