The Foreign Secretary will meet with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Indian Council of World Affairs to discuss the opportunities and prospects offered by Mexico. She will also inaugurate a photo exhibition about Mexico in the New Delhi metro system.

The Foreign Secretary will meet with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to discuss ways to maximize the potential of the privileged partnership between the two countries. Lastly, she will pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reiterating President Peña Nieto’s invitation to make an official visit to Mexico in 2016.

Mexico and India have worked together closely on issues such as development cooperation, the North-South dialogue, the environment, human rights and disarmament. During the Cold War, Mexico and India worked together as members of the United Nations, the G77, G15 and G6 (nuclear disarmament). Both actively defended the interests of developing countries in forums such as the Uruguay Round. There have also been visits by intellectuals and artists from both countries.

India is the 8th largest Asia-Pacific investor in Mexico. Between 1999 and December 2015, companies with Indian equity invested USD 80.7 million in Mexico. Between November 2009 and September 2011, Mexican investments in India reached USD 282 million dollars.

The last time a Mexican foreign secretary visited India was in October 2014, when the then-Foreign Secretary, José Antonio Meade, co-chaired the Sixth Meeting of the Mexico-India Binational Commission with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.  At that time, there were meetings of the subcommittees for Political Affairs, Economic Affairs and Scientific and Technical Cooperation, and of the working groups on Culture and Education, Agricultural Cooperation, Tourism and Agriculture. The delegations expressed their determination to intensify the political dialogue and the high-level contacts in order to strengthen the Mexico-India Privileged Partnership, and their interest in enhancing the strategic relationship, as well.  

Infograf a Mexico India.jpg