Foreign Minister meets with Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar had an “in-depth discussion” with his Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón and reviewed cooperation in various fields, including trade, investment and space, stressing that the two countries must collaborate more closely in international forums.

Jaishankar is on a three-day visit to Mexico, his first to the North American country as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

“Conclusion of an in-depth discussion with FM @m_ebrard from Mexico. Reviewed our political cooperation, trade and investment, space and scientific potential, cultural exchanges and consular matters. Shared perspectives on governance challenges and global narratives, ”Jaishankar tweeted after Monday’s meeting.

Jaishankar, the first foreign minister to visit Mexico for 41 years, said: “India and Mexico need to work more closely together in international forums. Happy to see that our Mexican partners share this feeling. ”

Earlier, Jaishankar was received by Minister of Finance and Public Credit Rogelio Ramírez de la O with whom he discussed Mexico’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jaishankar arrived in Mexico at the invitation of his Mexican counterpart Casaubón after concluding his visit to the United States for the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Jaishankar will interact with key CEOs and the business community in Mexico, which is currently India’s second largest trading partner in Latin America and is a member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) alongside India for the period. 2021-2022, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA).

Bilateral trade in 2018 was $ 10.155 billion, comprising exports worth $ 5.231 billion and imports worth $ 4.923 billion, according to official data.

India’s exports mainly include vehicles and auto parts, chemicals, aluminum products, electrical machinery and electronic equipment, steel, gemstones and ceramic products. India imports crude oil, electrical products and machinery from Mexico.

Shirlene J. Manley