Mexico was the first Latin American country to establish diplomatic relations with India on August 1, 1950.

Both countries have a long tradition of cooperation in international forums. They have worked closely on several issues such as development cooperation, North-South dialogue, the environment, human rights and disarmament.

Economic relations

  • In 2015, India was Mexico’s 12th largest trading partner worldwide and its 6th largest in Asia-Pacific. Bilateral trade grew 288.7% between 2005 and 2015, from $1.519 billion USD to $5.908 billion USD.
  • India is the 8th largest investor  in Mexico of Asia-Pacific countries and the 42nd largest worldwide.
  • In Mexico, there are 174 companies with Indian capital.
  • Between November 2009 and September 2011, Mexican investment reached $ 282 million dollars, according to the Mexican embassy in India.

Diplomatic relations

  • During the meeting, both leaders stressed the importance of increasing political dialogue through high-level visits and coordination for effective development cooperation.
  • The Mexican president invited the Indian Prime Minister to visit Mexico and informed him of Mexican entrepreneurs’ willingness to invest in India.
  • Both leaders agreed to instruct their foreign ministers to draw up a work plan to reach agreements on economic and trade matters and to boost bilateral cooperation in various areas, to improve the levels of welfare of both peoples.
  • They also expressed interest in exploring opportunities to create links of mutual interest with the observer countries of the Pacific Alliance, a status India has enjoyed since February 2014.

India Facts

Total area: 3,28,260 sq. km. Population: 1.2953 billion inhabitants Capital: New Delhi Language: There are 22 official languages, among which: Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi and Sanskrit. English is subsidiary official language.
Currency: Rupee Religion: Hinduism (79.8%), Islam (14.2%), Christianity (2.3%), Sikhism (1.7%).

Source: SRE