Indonesia and Mexico Expand Economic Cooperation at the VIII Bilateral Consultation Forum
Jakarta – Indonesia and Mexico agreed to promote closer cooperation in the fields of trade and investment as well as people to people contacts (education, tourism, and exchange of lecturers and students).
This was agreed at the VIII Indonesia-Mexico Bilateral Consultation Forum which took place in Jakarta on August 29.
At this meeting, the Indonesian delegation was led by Ambassador Umar Hadi, Director General for America and Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Mexican delegation was led by Fernando Gonzalez Saiffe, Director General for Asia Pacific, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
To intensify economic cooperation further, the two delegations welcomed the completion of the establishment of three cooperations, namely:
- Cooperation on Halal Product Assurance between the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia and the Ministry of Agriculture and Regional Development of Mexico;
- Cooperation between the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) and the Mexican Chamber of Commerce (COMCE);
- Cooperation between the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) and the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (USMCOC).
In the global arena, the two delegations discussed cooperation in international forums, including the United Nations, G20, MIKTA, and ASEAN. Mexico specifically supports Indonesia’s chairmanship in ASEAN and MIKTA in 2023, continuing the success of Indonesia’s presidency in the G20 the previous year.
Mexico is a strategic partner for Indonesia in the Americas. Mexico is the 5th largest trading partner, the 2nd largest export destination country, and the 2nd largest contributor to the trade surplus in the entire Americas region. Both Indonesia and Mexico are members of the G20 and MIKTA, and share the same interests as developing countries.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs