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By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF

Qatar Airways will soon begin negotiations to establish direct flights between Doha and Mexico City, Mexican Foreign Relations (SRE) Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Tuesday, April 5.

The airlines, which already services more than 150 international destinations with a fleet of 200 aircraft, would theoretically be flying to the newly opened Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA), Ebrard said.

So far, the controversial airport, which opened on March 21, only receives international flights from Caracas, Venezuela.

“We will start negotiations this week with Qatar Airways, one of the largest airlines in the world,” Ebrard announced during the daily press conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) after returning from a whirlwind tour of India, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Ebrard also said that during his trip he had laid the groundwork for bilateral cooperation with India for joint production of vaccines and other medicines.

“The objective is to make a common development of new technologies for vaccines and for a production platform in Mexico to grow rapidly,” he said.

Ebrard also announced the forthcoming opening of a Mexican consulate in Mumbai, which would facilitate business between the two countries and support the protection of Mexicans in that city.

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