Mexico City, 26 February 2022 (TDI): Mexico and the Republic of Poland celebrate 94 years of diplomatic relations today. For the occasion, both sides reaffirm the commitment of their bilateral relations and collaboration with the European Union.

The diplomatic relationship between Mexico and Poland started in 1928. However, the two states interacted non-officially before. For instance, Mexico received polish people in the 1830-31 and the beginning of the XX century due to different circumstances. On one side, the first migration to Mexico was due to an insurrection in Poland, and on the other, it was due to the world wars conflicts.

Mexico and Poland share similar values and positions that shape their relationship and show its quality. For instance, the respect of democracy, the rule of law, international law, the defense of human rights, multilateralism, energy security, and the free market.

Mexico and Poland Cooperation

Mexico and the Republic of Poland interact officially through official visits, bilateral and multilateral cooperation, and diplomatic representation by their embassies. For instance, Mexico is represented in Poland by its embassy in Warsaw, and Poland is represented in Mexico by its embassy in Mexico City.

Apart from official interactions, the two states cooperate in economic, cultural, and scientific matters. Firstly, regarding the economy, they have trade agreements together. For instance, a free trade agreement between Mexico and the European Union in which Poland is a member, the agreement on Exportation Credit signed in 2017, and more.

Moreover, both are trade partners, and Mexico exports to Poland are motor vehicles, tractors, cycles, memory units, knives, razors, turboprops, and gas turbines. Poland exports to Mexico are motor, seats, goods for the Sectoral Promotion Program of the Automotive and Auto Parts industry, and fuel pumps for diesel injection.

Secondly, their cultural interactions, the two nations have a document facilitating cultural exchange, which is the Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Education and Culture, signed in Warsaw in 1997. Moreover, the people-to-people relationship is a driver for cultural exchanges.

Thirdly, their scientific collaboration is seen through agreements made by their universities to exchange knowledge. Moreover, they conduct conferences of rectors of Academic Schools of Poland and the National Association of Universities and Institutions of Higher Education of Mexico.

In the multilateral areas, Mexico and Poland collaborate through similar international organizations. Indeed, they are members of the United Nations(UN), the Organization for economic co-operation and development (OECD), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the world Trade Organization (WTO), and more.