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Mexico to Coordinate MIKTA Group for 2019

1 April 2019

MIKTA is an innovative partnership lead by foreign ministers that brings together Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Indonesia to bridge divides in the multilateral system and build consensus on complex and challenging issues, drawing on the diverse perspectives of its members and their shared interest in an effective, rules-based global order.

Photo: Deputy Head of Mission of Australia, Sonya Koppe, Ambassador of Turkey, Elif Çomoğlu Űlgen, Ambassador of Mexico, Ana Luisa Fajer, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, Salman Al Farisi and Jong Dae-Park, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea

The Foreign Ministers of these emerging countries (also known as constructive powers) met for the first time in September 2013 in New York, under the initiative of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico. Since then our exchanges have grown to encompass collaboration between academics, diplomats, journalists, parliamentarians, and experts in areas ranging from trade to international security, gender equality, governance and sustainable development.

MIKTA countries are members of the UN and the WTO, and are all part of the G20, while they exercise their leadership in their respective regions. Together they represent 8% of world GDP (5.8 billion dollars), which can be considered as the third biggest global economy. Additionally, with around 537 million inhabitants they represent 7% of the global population.

MIKTA has three specific objectives: 1) to strengthen bilateral relations and political dialogue between its members; 2) to promote consultation and coordination on common interest multilateral issues, including the G20 and the UN, in order to contribute to find solutions to major global challenges; and 3) to foster joint cooperation projects. To achieve this, the Foreign Ministers of the five countries have decided to meet under the MIKTA framework at least three times a year. The first meeting is held in the country coordinating the mechanism; the second one is held in the framework of the General Assembly of the UN; and the third one during the G20 Summit.

Mexico has proposed MIKTA partners to focus this year in “Social development, global governance and a sustainable future”. Mexico seeks to promote discussions and boost collaboration on economic cooperation for social development, the strengthening of the multilateral system, and a sustainable future for all with emphasis on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals.
The Ambassadors and High Commissioner of MIKTA countries in Pretoria have agreed to implement a Programme of Work during 2019, aiming at projecting our countries through public diplomacy, including cultural and economic promotion.

Embassy of Mexico in South Africa

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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June/July 2019

 
 
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