Mexico backs India’s bid for NSG membership

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City on June 8, 2016.

India today secured Mexico’s support to India’s membership to the Nuclear Supplier Group during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the country. Both nations also agreed to work towards elevating relationship from Privilege Partners to Strategic Partnership.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced his country’s support to India’s bid to join elite bloc of nuclear suppliers group.

Addressing the media after the bilateral talks, both Mr. Modi and Mr. Nieto termed bilateral talks as productive, stimulating and effective.

At a joint media interaction with Mr Modi, Mr Nieto said that Mexico supports positively and constructively India’s membership of the Nuclaer Supplier Group. On his part, the Prime Minister thanked Mexico for its support and called the country an important partner for India’s energy security.

President of Mexico, Enrique Penaa Nieto driving PM Narendra Modi to a restaurant for Mexican vegetarian fare, in Mexico on June 08, 2016.

President of Mexico, Enrique Penaa Nieto driving PM Narendra Modi to a restaurant for Mexican vegetarian fare, in Mexico on June 08, 2016.

Mr. Modi invited the Mexican President to visit India and exchanged assurances on greater cooperation and understanding between the two countries.

Both the leaders expressed confidence on carrying forward the scope and scale of partnership and mutual cooperation.

Mexican President welcomed investments from India in steel, pharmaceuticals and automobiles sector.

Clean energy, agriculture best practices and Science and Technology were other areas pointed out by Mr Modi for greater cooperation between the two countries.

The Prime Minister’s five nation trip concluded with a short working visit to Mexico today, affirming greater and stronger ties between both the countries.

Prime Minister has left for home after wrapping up his visit to Mexico. External Affairs Ministry’s official spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted that after a productive visit to Mexico, Prime Minister departed for Delhi. Mexico was the last leg of Mr Modi’s five-nation tour.

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