The Mexican Embassy in the Turkish capital held a reception on Thursday to commemorate the country’s 212th Independence Day.
“Mexico is happy to celebrate its National Day with its friend and strategic partner Türkiye. We will continue to work to strengthen this important relationship in the present and for the future,” Ambassador Jose Luis Martinez said in a speech delivered during of the event in Ankara.
Martinez said Mexico and Turkey have “excellent” relations in all areas.
“We are important countries in the international system, with large economies, dynamic populations, geopolitical importance, strategic location and leaders in our regions,” he added.
The Ambassador hailed Türkiye’s mediating role in the Russian-Ukrainian war, saying, “Thanks to the mediation of Türkiye and the United Nations, a significant part of the world will overcome the food crisis.”
Turkey, the UN, Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement in Istanbul on July 22 to resume grain exports from three Ukrainian Black Sea ports, which were halted after the start of the Russian-Ukrainian war in February.
The Embassy also inaugurated an exhibition, Diego & Frida: Chronicles of Life, which is a collection of photographs by artist friends and colleagues of the couple, illustrating moments in the lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
In addition, relations between Turkey and Mexico began with the signing of a friendship agreement in 1927. Turkish Airlines direct flights to Mexico City and Cancun were launched in August 2019, further strengthening the ties as well as the commercial and tourist relations. Bilateral trade volume between the two countries has increased by nearly $2 billion (TL 30.97 billion). Turkish companies have also started to participate in large projects of strategic value in Mexico as well as in prestigious projects of the Mexican government.