Industry, Trade and Supply Minister Hatem Halawani on Monday discussed with a Mexican delegation, headed by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mexico Carlos Alberto de Icaza González, means to enhance Jordanian-Mexican relations. During the meeting, Halawani said that His Majesty King Abdullah’s visit to Mexico has laid down the basis of improved economic relations between the two countries, saying that Jordan can serve as a Middle East gate for Mexico. Halawani also stressed the importance of bilateral agreements the two sides have signed during the Royal visit to Mexico, adding that work is under way to draft a Jordanian-Mexican free trade agreement. Halawani also said Jordan’s imports from Mexico reached $41 million compared with around $17 million of exports, describing the figures as modest and need to be increased.