Mexico City, 24 January 2022 (TDI): Foreign Minister of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard called the Minister of Foreign Affairs of India. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.
The discussion between the two focused on strengthening bilateral relations between India and Mexico. Both discussed four specific aspects of their collaboration.
Firstly, Mexico-India privileged association, secondly strategies against the pandemic, thirdly bilateral cooperation in health, finally the Global Welfare Plan.
Indeed, The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) reported that both Foreign Ministers, “expressed their concern about the ongoing situation of the pandemic, and the need to work together.”
Regarding the Global Welfare Plan, presented by President Lopez Obrador, Foreign Minister Jaishankar agreed to support this initiative in the UN and G20 for its approval.
Mexico and India Relationship: An overview
The relationship between Mexico and India goes back to 1950. Mexico was the first Latin American and Caribbean country, to collaborate with India after its independence from the United Kingdom.
The two countries have warm and friendly bilateral relations. In addition, both have similar climatic conditions, biodiversity, cultural and family values that help both understand each other and work in harmony.
Both countries cooperate in many areas such as cooperation in space, economics, science, technology, traditional Medicine system, education, people-to-people exchanges, and cultural relations.
Both nations have a memorandum of understanding regarding Space collaboration. For instance, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Mexican Space Agency named Space Cooperation for peace in 2014.
Secondly, concerning Economic ties between the two states, there is growth through time. For instance, Mexico in 2018 was the largest bilateral trader to India. Moreover, India is the third-largest buyer of Mexico crude oil.
Thirdly, regarding people-to-people and cultural interactions of both nations. Due to the interest of Mexican people in Indian culture new activities started to exist. For instance, the Programmes of Cultural Cooperation gave the Mexican schools and universities to teach Indian Studies.
Similarly, India was a guest of Honor at Cervantino International Festival. To conclude, India has its embassy in Mexico City, and Mexico has its embassy in India located in New Delhi.