Mexico City, 13 December 2021(TDI): Mexico and the United States are celebrating the 199th anniversary of their diplomatic relationship. The two officially established bilateral ties in 1822.
The commencement of official ties in 1822 between the two states doesn’t mean that the two did not have any relations before. The US interacted with Mexico even when it was a Spanish colony.
To celebrate the 199 years, officials from both states, took to Twitter to commemorate the occasion. The Ambassador of Mexico in the United States, Esteban Moctezuma Barragan expressed that both partners aim to build a dynamic and humanist region. Moreover, the US embassy in Mexico also shared a congratulatory message to mark the occasion.
México y Estados Unidos estamos construyendo una región fuerte y humanista: Norteamérica https://t.co/50aGrG52IE
— Esteban Moctezuma Barragán (@emoctezumab) December 12, 2021
Mexico and US relationship
US and Mexico established an official diplomatic relationship after the independence of Mexico. Both have representatives in their respective countries. The two collaborate in a wide array of fields like commerce, trade, culture, education, and migration. Moreover, both share a historic relationship that is still going stronger.
Regarding the Commerce and Trade relationship, Mexico is amongst the top 3 traders with the US. Mexico is the second-largest good trader in the US. In 2020, the trade collaboration estimation between the two was estimated to be $536.7 billion.
Furthermore, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mexico and the US have worked with other international partners to fight as well as reduce the pandemic’s effect on the global economy. In addition to that, both parties maintain regular communication to deliberate upon new challenges.
In addition, in 2020, Canada, the US, and Mexico agreed to suspend entries to non-essential travel to their region to prevent the spread of the virus in their territories. Likewise, the US and Mexico cooperate to donate vaccines to the countries needing them.
Besides, the two are members of the United Nations(UN), the Organization of American States(OAS), the North American free-trade agreement (NAFTA), as well as the World trade organization(WTO).