On April 10, 2018, Galo Carrera, Honorary Consul of Mexico in Nova Scotia and a special adviser on international boundaries to the Government of Mexico, spoke to CIC Halifax members and guests about international negotiations among Cuba, Mexico and the United States.
In January 2017, the three countries completed the successful negotiation of bilateral Maritime Boundary Treaties which were signed in Havana and Washington in January 2017.
The treaties are expected to be ratified in the coming year. Galo Carrera, as a member of the Mexican delegation to these negotiations, provided an insider’s view of a delicate and complex trilateral negotiation process. Dr. Carrera, the ultimate insider, had previously trained all three delegations. He also assessed prospects for diplomatic relations between Cuba, Mexico and the U.S.
This engaging presentation was followed by a discussion period. Participants discussed the relationship between the US and Mexico and the need for respect, cooperation and dignity moving forward. Participants also discussed the risks that we face regarding nuclear confrontation and Galo Carrera reflected that the a major risk in the context of the Trump Administration is the uncertainty and unpredictability that it presents on the global stage.