• Negotiations for a FTA between Mexico and Turkey continue satisfactorily, they reported.

• They expressed interest in advancing the consolidation of deep, multidimensional relations between the two countries.

In the framework of the Group of 20 (G20) Leaders’ Summit in this city, President Enrique Peña Nieto met today with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with whom he reviewed the status of their bilateral relations.

During the meeting, held at the headquarters of the Leaders’ Summit, they discussed the negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between Mexico and Turkey and said that they are advancing to the satisfaction of both nations.

President Peña Nieto congratulated President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his leadership at the G20 and the organization of the Leaders’ Summit held in this city.

They both expressed their interest in continuing with the consolidation of deep, multidimensional relations between the two nations, which involved $888 million USD in trade in 2014.

During his visit to Mexico last February, the President of Turkey said that both countries set the common challenge of increasing bilateral trade to five billion USD. “When we reach this goal, it will be an achievement for both countries,” he said.

President Enrique Peña Nieto confirmed that, “Mexico and Turkey are rising nations; bilateral partners and allies in the multilateral sphere.”

In 2017, Mexico and Turkey will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.