Mexico City, 30 June 2022 (TDI): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico organized an aerospace technology workshop on 29 June 2022. This workshop asserted the collaboration of Mexico and the Republic of Korea (ROK) in developing joint space projects.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) held this through the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), in collaboration with the Korean Embassy in Mexico and the Mexican Space Agency (AEM).

This was a joint workshop with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) and the Latin American and Caribbean Space Agency (ALCE).

Proceedings of the Workshop

During the workshop, Mexico and Korea represented their capabilities. To explore the possibilities of joint space projects, the national capabilities in aerospace technologies were presented by both states’ officials.

KARI introduced itself by presenting Korea’s international cooperation activities and Korea’s Space Development Plan. This was followed by the enlightenment of the implications of the plan on the global space sector along with its technology patent program.

Afterward, Korea also gave a presentation on its launch space vehicles and earth stations for satellite missions.

Mexican Space Agency presented projects illustrating national capabilities like the development of miniaturized satellites, the Galileo Information Center, and many more.

Speakers from AEM also discussed exhibitions of “Executive Management of Space Projects”, and “New Technologies in Satellite Telecommunications”.

The Mexican businesses; Dereum Labs and Thrusters Unlimited also participated in these presentations. Through these workshops, they aim to advance future collaborations between Korean Businesses and Mexican companies.

Mexico and Korea’s Bilateral Relations

The bilateral relations between Mexico and Korea range from student exchanges, cultural events, and tourism to technical-scientific cooperation.

In terms of air connectivity, both these states serve as a bridge between Latin America and Asia. While Mexico is Korea’s most significant trading partner in Latin America, Korea is currently Mexico’s fourth-ranked trading partner.

Mexico and the Republic of Korea have strengthened their relations through various multilateral agreements.

Both nations have had a Strategic Partnership for Mutual Prosperity for more than fifteen years, which has resulted in exchanges of various kinds.