The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, stressed that the meeting between President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will allow increasing the bilateral relationship from trade to tourism exchange.
The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, announced that the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will meet with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, during his official visit to Mexico at the end of July.
From Bali, Indonesia, Ebrard stressed that the meeting will increase the bilateral relationship from trade to tourism exchange.
“It will be a very important visit because, well, it has been a long time since we had a visit of that size, of that level, by Turkey,” he said after confirmation by the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Cavusoglu, with whom he also spoke about his country’s mediation in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
“It will make it easier for both countries to increase our relationship, our trade, our tourism and our closeness. And, also, it makes Mexico more important in the whole world”, he added.
Mexico and Turkey have a strategic association, with the commitment to carry out high-level visits and strengthen the bilateral relationship. Between both countries there is an air trade, which has strengthened social, cultural and tourist exchanges. There is also an increase in trade and investment exchanges.
Also, in the framework of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting , Ebrard held meetings with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, as well as with the foreign ministers of South Africa, Naledi Pandor; India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar; and Turkey, Mevlüt Cavusoglu.
The Mexican Foreign Ministry explained that the dialogue held with Josep Borrell focused on food security, modernization and the will to approve the trade agreement between Mexico and the European Union, and the war in Ukraine.
With his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, he held talks to increase collaboration in agriculture, pharmaceuticals, innovation and space exploration with India.
While with the South African Foreign Minister, Naledi Pandor, they agreed to strengthen the relationship and cooperation between nations, in order to seek tangible benefits for both peoples.
Secretary Ebrard also participated in the MIKTA group, made up of Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia, where he also discussed the war in Ukraine and the mechanisms to ensure the availability and trade of grains and fertilizers. The foreign ministers of the five MIKTA countries also discussed migration, a key issue in the current global context.