External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Mexican President Manuel LÃ³pez Obrador on Monday as he began his three-day official visit to the Latin America nation, with an aim to boost bilateral cooperation in trade, investment and other sectors.
While attaching a photograph of the Mexican leader at the 'Grandeur of Mexico exhibition on the return of heritage' event there,Â Jaishankar tweeted,
Two continents. Two civilizations. Shared concerns.
Participated at an event on Returned Heritage in Mexico city. Pleasure to meet President @lopezobrador_ there. pic.twitter.com/gNZwLrPp94â Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) September 27, 2021
At the exhibition, Jaishankar also shared photographs with First Lady Beatriz GutiÃ©rrez MÃ¼ller, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard and Defence Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval.
Attended the Grandeur of Mexico exhibition on the return of heritage.
Pleasure to meet First Lady @BeatrizGMuller, Foreign Minister @m_ebrard and Defence Minister @Luis_C_Sandoval. pic.twitter.com/qBBpRplzCdâ Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) September 27, 2021
This is Jaishankar's first visit to Mexico as the External Affairs Minister.
He was received by Minister of Finance and Public Credit Rogelio RamÃrez de la O with whom he discussed Mexicoâs response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Thank Minister of Finance and Public Credit @R_Ramirez_O for receiving me.
Discussed Mexicoâs response to the Covid challenge. pic.twitter.com/MIBf5BTPmYâ Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) September 27, 2021
"An External Affairs Ministerâs visit from India after 41 years," Jaishankar tweeted.
Jaishankar, who is in Mexico at the invitation of his Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard CasaubÃ³n, reached here after concluding his visit to the US for the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
During his visit, Jaishankar will participate in the commemorative events of the 200th anniversary of the consolidation of Mexican Independence along with other world leaders.
In addition to his meetings with CasaubÃ³n and Obrador, Jaishankar will interact with the leading CEOs and the business community in Mexico, which is currently Indiaâs second largest trade partner in Latin America and is a member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) alongside India for the 2021-22 period, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
The two-way trade in 2018 was USD 10.155 billion, comprising exports worth USD 5.231 billion and imports valued at USD 4.923 billion, according to official data.
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.
(With PTI Inputs)