Mexico Making an Effort to Expand Ties in Middle East

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and King Abdullah II of Jordan embrace during a joint press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Feb. 6, 2014 (AP photo by Marco Ugarte).
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and King Abdullah II of Jordan embrace during a joint press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Feb. 6, 2014 (AP photo by Marco Ugarte).

Mexican Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade visited Jordan last month to discuss expanding diplomatic ties. In an email interview, Alejandra Galindo Marines, professor of social sciences at the University of Monterrey, discussed Mexico’s relations with the Middle East. WPR: Who are Mexico’s primary partners in the Middle East, and how extensive are relations? Alejandra Galindo Marines: In terms of historical ties, Mexico’s main partners are Egypt, with whom Mexico has had relations since the 19th century, and Lebanon, with whom ties were established in 1947. Both countries provided an avenue to advance Mexico’s interactions with the rest of the Middle […]

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