hindu.com June 9, 2016
India, Mexico for strategic partnership
Mexico backs India’s bid to become a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group during the Prime Minister’s five-hour work visit of the country
India and Mexico have agreed to elevate their ‘Privileged Partnership’ into a strategic one during talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto here during which Mexico also extended support for India’s NSG bid. Mexico has also extended support to India’s International Solar Alliance initiative, which was launched at the Paris climate talks last year.
Modi, in a press statement after holding talks with Nieto, thanked him for his country’s support to India’s NSG membership and for the Solar Alliance. “I thank President Pena Nieto for Mexico’s positive and constructive support for India’s membership of the NSG,” he said. “We have agreed to work and develop a roadmap of concrete outcomes to upgrade our ties to a Strategic Partnership,” Modi said.
According to a joint statement, both sides underscored the increasing importance of diversifying the economic exchanges. They stressed the need for developing a greater connectivity between the two countries and encouraging cooperation in the infrastructure sector, among small and medium enterprises, in pharmaceutical products, in energy, in the automobile sector, in Information and Communication Technology, in agriculture, in food processing and in other related sectors. The two countries also welcomed collaboration in space science, earth observation, climate and environmental studies, and the efficient use of space—related resources available in India as well as in Mexico for remote sensing, advance warning for disaster prevention and launch of satellites between the Mexican Space Agency (AEM) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the joint statement said.PTI