After Switzerland & US, Mexico too has backed India’s entry into the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in Mexico for a day, met Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and thanked him for his support.
“I thank Pres. for his positive and constructive support for India’s membership in NSG,” PM Modi said in the joint statement after meeting the Mexican President.
Both the leaders held delegate-level talks and resolved to develop a strategic partnership between the two nations.
PM Modi stressed that Mexico was an important partner for India’s energy security. He also said that India was looking to move beyond a buyer-seller relationship.
“We have agreed to develop and upgrade our ties towards strategic partnership. We are now looking to move beyond our buyer-seller relationship. IT, Energy, Pharma and automotive are key growth areas,” said PM Modi.
The Mexican President who addressed the media earlier, said Mexico positively supports India’s membership at NSG.
“We supports positively and constructively India’s membership of the NSG…It’s an honour to welcome PM Modi to our country…” said President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Both leaders also discussed ways to enhance ties in solar energy, Information Technology and cooperation on Nuclear Suppliers Group.
PM Modi who is in the last leg of the his five nation tour reached Mexico on Wednesday evening after wrapping up his three-day visit to the US. In the US, PM Modi held talks with President Barack Obama and addressed a joint session of the US Congress.