India, Mexico to boost bilateral ties

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    March 12, 2016 | 03:08 PM
India, Mexico to boost bilateral ties

India and Mexico reviewed their bilateral ties, including political and economic, to further strengthen the relationship during talks here between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and visiting Mexican counterpart Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas.

Salinas, who visited India March 11-12, held a substantive bilateral meeting with Sushma. 

During their meeting, both ministers “undertook a comprehensive review of the entire gamut of bilateral relations including political, commercial and trade, financial, technical and other areas to further broaden and strengthen cooperation”. 

Both sides expressed satisfaction at the progress in bilateral relations and agreed to exchange high-level visits in the near future. They also discussed important regional and international issues of mutual interest. The foreign minister of Mexico also paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to an official statement. 

During her visit, Salinas also interacted with the private sector during a business event organised with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and delivered a lecture in the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) on the subject ‘Mexico in the international context and its relations with India’. 

The Mexican minister also undertook a short ride on the Delhi Metro and inaugurated a photographic exhibition called ‘Mexico Is’ in the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station. 

“Elevating ties with Mexico. EAM @SushmaSwaraj meets Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu,” external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted. 

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