Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is in the final leg of his five-nation tour has now reached Mexico. As he reached, Mexico President tweets to welcome Modi saying its an honor to welcome you to our country. PM Modi also thanked the Indian community in Mexico city for a warm welcome.
Soon after PM Modi and President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto issued a joint statement. Taking bilateral talks to new heights, PM Modi in his address said, "We have agreed to develop and upgrade our ties towards a strategic partnership. We are now looking to move beyond our buyer-seller relationship. IT, energy, pharma and automotive are key growth areas."
Amid all this, PM Modi also thanked Mexico for supporting India's membership of the NSG and said, "I'd like to thank the Mexican President for his support for International Solar Alliance. I will transform the global canvas for solar technology."
Mexico’s support to India is being seen as crucial in its bid to become member of the elite NSG, whose members are allowed to trade in and export nuclear technology, ahead of its plenary meeting.
In their talks, both Modi Nieto explored ways to deepen bilateral cooperation in a number of key areas including in trade and investment, information technology, climate change and energy. US and many other NSG member countries have supported India's inclusion based on its non-proliferation track record.
But it is noteworthy that NSG works under the principle of unanimity and even one country's vote against India will scuttle its bid. India has been pushing for membership of the bloc for last few years and had formally moved its application on May 12.