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Deepening relations between Mexico and India

By Srimal Fernando, Global Editor for The Diplomatic Society 

“Back home we call it 'Moving Mexico'. Here you call it 'Make in India',” Mexican Foreign Minister H.E. Ms Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas said during her two-day visit to India from 11 to 12 March 2016.

While on an official visit to New Delhi, the Mexican Foreign Minister H.E. Ms Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas opened a new chapter in bilateral relations and looks forward to boosting trade and diplomatic relations with India.

Photo: Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj (r) shakes hands with Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas

Since the first visit to Mexico by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1961, relations between Mexico and India have long been friendly, and their friendship is growing at a steady pace.

Minister Salinas also met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held talks with the Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in a number of areas, including oil and gas, renewable energy and urban planning.

Minister Salinas delivered a lecture entitled “International perspective of Mexico: Mexico-India relations" at the prestigious Indian think-tank institution ‘Sapru House’ the headquarters of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA). The lecture was presided over by the Indian Council of World Affairs Director General, Ambassador Nalin Surie and Mexico’s Ambassador to India Melba Pria.

Minister Salinas’ speech exchanged views on deepening the relations between the two countries and looked at identifying areas that could potentially boost bilateral ties between the two countries. A distinguished group of academics, representatives of think-tanks, journalists and diplomats participated in the lecture. During the lecture Foreign Minister Salinas stated that ‘Mexico is the 13th largest country and at $1 trillion, it is the 15th largest economy in the world”. She also expressed that Mexico is today pursuing an active foreign policy and underlined the similarities between the two countries.

  Ambassador Nalin Surie welcoming Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz (Photograph The Indian Council of World Affairs) and Srimal Fernando shaking hands with Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia

Foreign Minister Salinas said that “India has the largest diaspora at 16 million and Mexico has the second largest at 12 million.” Internationally, Mexico and India are two active and constructive players. Both countries can bring their valuable contribution into the G20. Meanwhile, delivering her lecture Minister Salinas said “Two G20 economies with the size of Mexico and India should increase trading figures”. Minister Salinas sees a bright future for tourism in the two countries.

Speaking at a lecture on tourism the Minister added that “Last year, Mexico received more than 52,000 Indian visitors, a 52 per cent increase since 2013, and we want to do even more”. In answering the question about the future of the bilateral relations between the two countries the Foreign Minister gladly answered the questions of students, journalist and academia, which were mainly on India –Mexican relations.

Mexican Foreign Minister Salinas’ landmark visit to New Delhi led to stronger links and greater co-operation that consolidates the deepening relationship between India and Mexico.

 

 

 

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