· President Enrique
Peña Nieto received Her
Excellency Mrs. Park Geun-hye, President of Korea, at the National Palace.
· Mexico and
Korea established diplomatic relations in 1962. The past 15 years have seen a
rapprochement, especially following the entry into force of the Strategic Partnership
for Shared Prosperity in 2005.
· “In the
person of President Park Geun-hye, Mexico receives the noble Korean nation, a
people to which we are bound by close ties of friendship and solidarity,
cooperation and joint work.”
value and recognize Korea’s tenacity and commitment, in becoming, in less than
three decades, one of the most modern, dynamic and developed economies.”
· Bilateral Relations
- In 2000, total trade was $4 billion USD; by
2015, it was practically $17.5 billion USD. Its annual investment in Mexico has increased by a
factor of 24 during the same period.
- Korea is Mexico’s sixth largest trading partner and
the second largest source of investment from Asia.
- Mexico is Korea’s largest trading partner in
Latin America, and one of the top 10 destinations for Korean products.
- There are
more than 1,700 companies of Korean origin in Mexico, which contribute to job
creation, regional development, technological progress, productivity and, above
all, the creation of value in Mexico.
- Tourism is
growing rapidly; in 2015, more than 90,000 Korean visitors arrived in Mexico, twice the
number in 2012.
- Mexico and
Korea have a strategic partnership with solid bilateral ties, which, together
with the coincidences at the multilateral level, are reflected in the global
- Korea and Mexico are both APEC members and co-leaders of MIKTA, comprising the following rising
nations: Australia, Indonesia, Turkey, Korea and Mexico.
· “Your administration, President Park, is renewing
the validity of this successful model of development, and we are confident that
by promoting a new 'era of hope', your government will be remembered as the
second miracle of the Han River.”
"We acknowledge your
leadership in promoting structural reforms and public policies to promote the new
creative economy, and support the talent of young entrepreneurs.”