Strong economic cooperation should drive a special relationship between India and Mexico, said Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, when he accused Mexican businesses of operating in the country and addressing the challenges facing sectors such as information technology and pharma.
Jaishankar, who is on a three-day trip to Mexico and the first in Latin America as Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Tuesday held talks with Mexican business representatives and Indian companies operating in Mexico.
“We have accused Mexican businesses of inducing commercial ventures in India. Encouraging Indian business to improve our exports, in line with PM @ narendramodi’s policy “he wrote.
“Some of the challenges facing ICT (Computers and Technology), pharma, agro, automotive and food have been addressed. A strong economic partnership should drive our precious relationship,” he said.
Jaishankar, the first Foreign Minister to visit Mexico in 41 years, came here at the request of his Mexican counterpart Casaubon after concluding his visit to the United States for the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Mexico is currently India’s second largest trading partner in Latin America and a member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) alongside India in 2021-22, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA).
The two trades in 2018 were USD 10.155 billion, exports cost USD 5.231 billion and exports valued at USD 4.923 billion, according to government estimates.
Exports in India include automotive and automotive parts, pharmaceuticals, aluminum, electrical machinery and electrical equipment, metal, precious stones and ceramic materials. India exports crude oil, commodities and machinery from Mexico.
Jaishankar also visited the pyramids of the Sun and Moon at Teotihuacan. It is believed that he was arrested around 200 AD.
“Respect for the legacy of another ancient development. At the pyramids of the sun and moon in Teotihuacan, “Jaishankar sent word.