MIKTA Needs a Political Identity to Be More Than a New Club

The foreign ministers of Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia at the Fifth MIKTA foreign ministers meeting, Seoul, South Korea, May 22, 2015 (Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs photo).
The foreign ministers of Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia at the Fifth MIKTA foreign ministers meeting, Seoul, South Korea, May 22, 2015 (Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs photo).
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Last month, the foreign ministers of Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia met in Seoul for the fifth round of so-called MIKTA foreign ministerial meeting. In an email interview, Günther Maihold, the Guillermo and Alejandro de Humboldt chair at the College of Mexico, discussed the MIKTA grouping. WPR: What was the impetus behind the creation of the MIKTA grouping, and what are the main areas of cooperation between the MIKTA countries? Günther Maihold: When the foreign ministers of Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia met on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2013 and […]

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