MEXICO CITY, July 30 (Xinhua) — Mexico and Costa Rica reached an agreement on cooperation on Thursday, according to a statement by Mexico’s president’s office.

The agreement, that covers cooperation in such fields as education, science and tourism, was signed by Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon and his Costa Rican counterpart Oscar Arias in San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital.

“It gives me great pleasure that we have managed to achieve this agreement during this state visit,” Calderon said. “With it, we can broaden and deepen dialogue and cooperation.”

Calderon also reiterated his support for Arias’s mediation between the post-coup interim government of Honduras and representatives of the deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.

Arias said the people of Costa Rica see Mexico as a good friend that has offered Costa Rica great help.

The two leaders also exchanged views on such issues as A/H1N1 flu, climate change, the fight against organized crime and admitting new members to the Rio Group during the organization’s 2010 Mexico City meeting.