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Monday, September 18, 2017

Mexican President meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Presidency of the Republic

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto held a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of his participation in the Dialogue of Emerging Economies and Developing Countries held in Xiamen, China, on September 4 and 5.

The leaders evaluated the status of relations between the two countries and reviewed the main issues on the bilateral agenda. They recalled that Mexico and Russia are linked by a long-standing friendship, and celebrated 125 years of diplomatic relations in 2015. They also noted that both countries are members of the most important international forums (UN, G20, APEC), in which they have engaged in intense activity in building and strengthening a more stable and fair international order.

The two leaders agreed that there is enormous potential to increase trade and investment flows, and pledged to continue working to expand contacts between businessmen from both countries. President Peña Nieto highlighted the benefits energy reform will entail for Mexico and noted that a Russian company participated in the tender for the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons in shallow waters.

Lastly, the leaders exchanged views on the main issues on the international agenda, including the situations in Venezuela and the Korean Peninsula, as well as at regional and multilateral levels.

Mexico and Russia established diplomatic relations on December 12, 1890. In 2016, bilateral trade amounted to US$1.480 billion.


Presidency of the Republic, Sep. 5, 2017; translation Presidency of the Republic

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