Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived at Mexico City on the final leg of his five-nation tour.
PM Modi held restricted talks with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at Los Pinos.
“Reached Mexico City. The visit is brief but substantial ground will be covered in my talks with @PresidenciaMX: PM,” tweeted Prime Minister’s Office.
“Hola México! PM @narendramodi lands in Mexico city for an important evening of diplomacy,” Ministry of External Affairs Official Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.
Upon his arrival, the visiting Prime Minister was received by Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz-Massieu Salinas.
“A familiar face. PM @narendramodi is received by Ms Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas, Foreign Minister,” Swarup tweeted.
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The Mexican President will be hosting a dinner for PM Modi and after the dinner, he would be taking off from Mexico to return to India.
— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) June 9, 2016
India and Mexico have striking similarities in geo-climatic conditions, biodiversity, physiognomy and people, cultural and family values, as well as European connections of the colonial era.
Mexico was the first Latin America country to recognise India after Independence and establish diplomatic relations with India in 1950.