The ‘First Meeting of the Consultation Mechanism on Matters of Common Interest between Mexico and the Republic of Suriname’ was held virtually at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation (BIBIS) on Thursday, April 20, 2023. Maximiliano Reyes Ziga, Undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador Miriam Mac Intosh, Director of Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of BIBIS, presided over the meeting.
The various foreign ministers established the framework for these political conversations early on by signing a Memorandum of Understanding for this “First Consultation Mechanism.” Since November 25, 1975, there have been bilateral connections, and both nations understand the value of strengthening them. They created this two-way conversation with the aim of advancing a more ambitious bilateral agenda. During this meeting, it was emphasized how well Suriname and Mexico get along and work well together.
A comprehensive agenda was formed, and it was discussed, among other things, how cooperation in the areas of commerce and investment, as well as capacity building and cultural diplomacy, will be developed. Additionally, the significance of consultation and collaboration in regional and international fora on issues that both countries consider essential was highlighted. As enhancing connectivity is crucial for fostering trade and investment, both nations will also consider adopting an aviation pact.
When Suriname and Mexico celebrate their 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2025, the next consultation opportunity under the process is planned to take place.