Mexico, India Agree to Upgrade Relations to ‘Strategic Partnership’

Foreign Ministry Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu and a delegation of Mexican officials welcomed Modi last week at the Presidential Hangar in Mexico’s International Airport. Later, the Indian prime minister met with Peña Nieto in the presidential residence of Los Pinos after which both leaders made a joint statement to the media. “We have agreed to raise the level of relations that our countries have today in what is called a privileged partnership to upgrade to one that is a strategic partnership,” said Pena Nieto. They also agreed “to have greater cooperation in the aerospace sector, one of the industries and sectors in which our country is having a significant growth and in which India is also a great power and a world leader,” Peña Nieto added. “We have agreed that meetings between officials of the Indian and Mexican governments will take place at the Meeting of the High Level Group on Trade, Investment and Cooperation, and the Binational Commission during the course of this year precisely to deepen this shared vision we have had,” he said.