Elevating Ties! Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruíz-Massieu meets PM Modi

Diplomatist Bureau

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, H.E. Ms. Claudia Ruíz-Massieu met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on March 11, 2016.

Conveying a warm greeting from President Enrique Peña Nieto and reiterating the invitation for the Indian prime minister to make an official visit to Mexico in 2016, Minister Ruíz-Massieu discussed with PM Modi the great potential of both economies. They talked at length about the importance of structural reforms in multiplying trade and investment opportunities.

There was an expression of shared will to make progress on actions regarding technical and scientific cooperation in fields of mutual interest. Among these, the aerospace and satellite sector as well as the energy, telecommunications, agriculture and nourishment sectors were highlighted. Also discussed were housing and urban development, education, skill development and SMEs.

Earlier, Minister Ruíz-Massieu addressed a group of businesspeople convened by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and highlighted the business opportunities that Mexico offers as a result of the structural reforms undertaken by the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto.

"Prime minister laid emphasis on strengthening bilateral cooperation, including in the fields of energy, manufacturing, infrastructure development, urban and town planning, science and technology, space, agriculture, health and traditional medicine," said a statement from Prime Minister's Office.

"The Mexican foreign minister expressed keen interest to deepen bilateral ties with India in all sectors. She extended invitation on behalf of the President of Mexico to the prime minister to visit Mexico," it added.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, H.E. Ms. Claudia Ruíz-Massieu, is on a two-day visit to India.

Mexico and India have a privileged partnership. In 2015, they celebrated the 65th anniversary of their diplomatic relations. Both countries have established a respectful and constructive relationship, based on their historic and cultural affinities, their stable economic development, their democratic ideals and values and their common interests.

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