India and Mexico agreed to cooperate in trade, investment, space, and science among others

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday held a joint commission meeting with his Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard and reviewed bilateral ties between the two countries; they committed to further work to strengthen their ‘Privileged Partnership.’

“Taking stock of the bilateral relations, both sides appreciated the progress made in the bilateral trade and commercial relations between India and Mexico in recent years. The two sides agreed that given their respective economic strengths, growing regional and global profile, India and Mexico will further work on strengthening their ‘Privileged Partnership’,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement issued by it after the meet which was held in a virtual format.

Taking to social media, the EAM said that India reviewed bilateral ties with its ‘Privileged Partner’ and decided to work closely to strengthen ties further.

“Pleased to co-chair the 8th India-Mexico Joint Commission Meeting with FM @m_ebrard. Reviewed our cooperation in trade, investment, space, agriculture, health & pharmaceuticals, education, and culture,” said Jaishankar in a tweet.

During the meeting, both sides discussed several issues and agreed to add new momentum to the relations in the fields of trade and commerce, agriculture, health, space, science and technology, energy, culture, and education amongst others.

The two sides agreed to utilize their forthcoming term in the United Nations Security Council towards strengthening multilateralism and to make it more representative and effective.

“Look forward to working closely with our ‘Privileged Partner’ on our respective priorities in the UNSC,” Jaishankar said in another tweet.

Both sides also exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, especially in the context of the post-Covid economic recovery plans. Based on their convergence of views on many global and regional issues, both sides agreed to coordinate closely at the multilateral fora.