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Mexico to open its embassy in Kazakhstan in 2015

20 May 2015 11:42

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - An embassy of Mexico will be opened in Kazakhstan this year.

It was revealed at the meeting of Ambassador of the Mexican United States with concurrent accreditation in the Republic of Kazakhstan Martha Elena Barcena Coqui and Secretary of State of Kazakhstan Gulshara Abdykalikova in the Akorda presidential residence in Astana.

At the beginning of the meeting Ambassador Coqui presented credentials to the Kazakh Secretary of State and after that they discussed state and prospects of bilateral relations.

Ms Abdykalikova noted that Mexico is Kazakhstan's second largest trade partner in Latin America after Brazil. "The two-way trade amounted to $120.8 million in 2014," she added.

Secretary of state Abdykalikova expressed confidence that the establishment of direct diplomatic relations and opening of the Mexican embassy in Kazakhstan in 2015 will help deepen bilateral cooperation in political, economic, social and humanitarian spheres.