S Jaishankar in Mexico for 3-day visit

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will embark on a three-day visit to Mexico on Sunday, the Ministry of External Affairs announced. This will be his first visit as External Affairs Minister to Mexico during which he will participate in the commemorative events of the 200th anniversary of the consolidation of Mexican Independence along with other world leaders. In addition, he will also call on Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. He will also interact with the leading CEOs and the business community in Mexico.

“Minister of External Affairs, S. Jaishankar, will be paying an official visit to Mexico from 26-28 September 2021 at the invitation of his Mexican counterpart H.E Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon,” the MEA’s statement read. Mexico is currently India’s second largest trade partner in Latin America and is a member of the UNSC alongside India for the 2021-22 period. Ahead of his departure for Mexico, Jaishankar continued his bilateral meetings with foreign ministers of various nations on the sidelines of the high-level 76th session of the UN General Assembly, which is now drawing down. India’s exports comprise mainly of vehicles and auto parts, chemicals, aluminium products, electrical machinery and electronic equipment, steel, gems and ceramic products. India imports crude oil, electrical goods and machinery from Mexico.