MEXICO CITY: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday arrived at Mexico City on the final leg of his five-nation tour.
“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.
After arriving in Mexico, Modi broke protocol to meet the Indian diaspora that was waiting to greet him.
“A familiar face. PM @narendramodi is received by Ms Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas, Foreign Minister,” Swarup tweeted.
The visiting Prime Minister will today hold meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
The President will be hosting a dinner for the visiting Prime Minister and after the dinner, he would be taking off from Mexico to return to India.
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.