Islamabad, 6 December 2023 (TDI): The sixth round of Pakistan-Mexico Bilateral Political Consultations concluded in Islamabad today during which both sides reviewed bilateral relations along with regional and multilateral developments.
Additional Foreign Secretary (Americas) Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan, Ambassador Mariam Aftab was leading the delegation of Pakistan.
On the other side, Mexican delegation was led by Director General for Africa, Central Asia, and Middle East, at the Mexican Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Jose Tripp Villanueva.
The bilateral political consultation revolved around the entire spectrum of relations between both countries, along with regional and global issues.
The Additional Foreign Secretary reaffirmed commitment of Pakistan in further deepening and broadening its ties with Mexico especially across areas of trade, agriculture, investment, science and technology, and people-to-people exchanges.
Furthermore, she underscored that Pakistan was firmly focusing on imperatives of geo-economics and pursuing policies that would help advertise peace, growth, development, and regional connectivity.
Both sides expressed their satisfaction at the cooperation between delegations of the two countries across various international organizations and forums, specifically the United Nations and on the question of Security Council Reform.
Pakistan and Mexico continue to support the candidatures of each other at the United Nations and other international bodies.
The two delegations also exchanged views on closer collaboration on consular affairs. The Pakistani delegation highlighted the importance of deeper diplomatic engagement including through reopening of Mexico’s resident Mission in Islamabad.
The consultations also included discussions on regional and global affairs, including the situation in Afghanistan, Palestine, and the crisis in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
Furthermore, Ambassador Villanueva, during his visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the Foreign Secretary.
The two dignitaries expressed satisfaction at the ongoing trajectory of bilateral relations and reiterated their resolve to further cement Pakistan-Mexico relations in diverse fields.