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Turkish, Mexican Foreign Ministers hold diplomatic talks


Mexico, 27 February 2024 (TDI): Turkey’s Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan met with his counterpart from Mexico Alicia Barcena Ibarra for key talks on Monday. The Turkish and Mexican Foreign Ministers discussed issues ranging from political and economic matters to cultural and defense cooperation.

In addition, issues such as migration, combating human trafficking, and addressing terrorism also came under consideration in the meeting.

Global concerns addressed in talks

During the talks, both sides discussed critical developments regarding the humanitarian situation in Gaza. They also touched upon the Russia-Ukraine war. Moreover, the talks encompassed considerations of the ongoing developments unfolding in Central America.

Turkish and Mexican Foreign Ministers discussed potential measures that could be taken in cultural, academic, and youth domains.

This was aimed at enhancing collaboration within the framework of MIKTA, a grouping composed of Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey, and Australia. MIKTA works to unify nations with varied cultures and geographical backgrounds.

Additionally, discussions included preparations for the upcoming second meeting of the Turkey-Mexico Joint Economic Commission and the technical assistance initiatives of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) in Mexico.

TIKA is a governmental organization in Turkey responsible for coordinating and implementing Turkey’s development assistance and cooperation programs in various countries around the world.

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In a separate meeting, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Hakan Fidan held talks with Marcela Guerra Castillo, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies.

Since Saturday, the Turkish Foreign Minister has been on official visits to Venezuela and Mexico, engaging in conversations about bilateral relations and addressing regional and international developments.

In this regard, he held a meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Friday and discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Turkey and Mexico established diplomatic ties in 1927. Since then, the relationship between the two countries has evolved significantly. Mexico became Turkey’s second strategic partner in the Latin American and Caribbean region in 2013.

Natasha Matloob
Natasha Matloob
The writer is pursuing a bachelor's degree in International Relations from National Defense University, Islamabad.

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