Mexican President meets with Russian President
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.
and Russia established diplomatic relations on December 12, 1890. In 2016, bilateral trade amounted to US$1.480 billion.
of the Republic, Sep. 5, 2017; translation Presidency of the Republic