New Zealand Embassy Mexico City

New Zealand and Mexico

New Zealand and Mexico enjoy a warm and positive relationship across a wide range of political, social, economic, and cultural ties. 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations, and the 30th anniversary of the opening of the New Zealand Embassy in Mexico City. 

Prime Minister John Key visited Mexico 4-5 March 2013, becoming  the first foreign leader to be hosted by President Enrique Peña Nieto. The visit ocurred at an important moment for both countries, as New Zealand looks to strengthen its relationship with the key economies of Latin America and as Mexico looks to increase its engagement with the Asia Pacific region, in particular through the Trans Pacific Partnership. Relations between New Zealand and Mexico have gone from strength to strength in the last 40 years and during Prime Minister Key's visit, both leaders expressed their willingness to continue strengthening the bonds of friendship and cooperation that exist between the two countries. The Joint Statement of Prime Minister Key and President Peña Nieto defines the areas of forward engagement for both countries. New Zealand and Mexico also signed a Statement of Intent for the Innovation and Promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in order to increase the opportunities for cooperation between the business sectors.

In view of the importance of Latin America, the New Zealand Government launched its Latin America Strategy in 2000. Mexico is a priority partner in the Strategy.

For more information on the New Zealand - Mexico bilateral relationship, please follow this link: http://www.mfat.govt.nz/Countries/Latin-America/Mexico.php#bilateral

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