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Commemorating 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations, Indonesia and Mexico Agree to Improve Partnership

Indonesia Foreign Minister, Dr. Marty M. Natalegawa, visited Mexico City, Mexico (13-14/05). The  visit to Mexico this year to coincide with the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Mexico which was officially opened in 1953.

On that occasion, the Foreign Minister has held bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Mexico, Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrefia and paid a courtesy call to the President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto.

In a bilateral meeting with Mexico Foreign Minister, Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrefia, they discussed the development of bilateral relations between the two countries, particularly since President Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visited Mexico in 2008 and the last meeting with the President of Mexico President Felipe Calderon on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Vladivostok in September 2012.

The two Foreign Ministers agreed to continue to improve the friendly and mutually beneficial relations between Indonesia and Mexico, especially in economics, trade, investment and inter-community relations.

Besides bilateral issues, the two ministers also discussed cooperation between the two countries in various regional and global forums such as FEALAC, APEC and the G20.

On the occasion of this visit, the Minister also held a dialogue with a number of member institutions leading Think-Tank Mexico, Mexican Council for Foreign Relations (COMEXI).

Indonesia-Mexico diplomatic relations was opened in 1953 and in 2013 it was the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Indonesia and Mexico to establish good relations and friendly.

At the time of President visit to Mexico in 2008 has been agreed many cooperation agreements in the field of diplomatic education, agriculture, promotion of trade and energy cooperation. RI-Mexico trade value in 2012 was U.S. $ 1.218 billion in which Indonesia surplus of U.S. $ 81.4 million.

This figure increased from the year 2011 ie when the value of trade between the two countries reached U.S. $ 1.07 billion, of which Indonesia surplus of approximately U.S. $ 245.7 million.

Indonesia’s main export commodity to Mexico include rubber, electronic goods for household, footwear, processed oil, furniture and other wood products.

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