Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade is scheduled to visit the region along the border with Belize on Sunday, the Foreign Relations Secretariat said.

Meade plans to visit different areas along Mexico's 236.5-kilometer (147-mile) border with Belize and is slated to meet with his Belizean counterpart, Wilfred Elrington, the secretariat said.

"This working visit is in response to the strategic importance that Mexico places on Belize in the context of having a southern border that is prosperous and secure," the secretariat said.

Meade's visit will allow him to learn more about conditions on the border so priorities can be identified for cooperation projects that create jobs and prosperity, the secretariat said.

Mexico is Belize's No. 2 trading partner, with bilateral trade soaring 98.2 percent from the $68.6 million registered in 2002 to $135.9 million in 2012, the Foreign Relations Secretariat said.

Mexico exports electricity, iron rods, steel and cement to Belize. EFE