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Greece–Mexico relations

Greece-Mexico relations
Map indicating locations of Greece and Mexico

Greece

Mexico

Greek-Mexican relations refers to the historical and current bilateral relationship between United Nations.

History

Former Foreign Secretary of Mexico Patricia Espinosa and Foreign Minister of Greece Dimitris Avramopoulos in Athens in July 2012
Embassy of Mexico in Athens

Diplomatic relations between Greece and Mexico were established in Washington, DC on 17 May, 1938. Between 1955-1964 diplomatic relations were carried out between Mexico's embassy in Rome, Italy and Greece's embassy in Washington, DC, USA; and through their respective honorary consulates. In 1965 resident embassies were established in each other's capitals.[1] In 1963, President Adolfo López Mateos was the first highest ranking Mexican official to visit Greece. In August 1986, the visit was reciprocated by Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou.[1]

Trade relations

In 2000, Mexico signed a Free Trade Agreement with the European Union (which includes Greece). Since 2000, trade between the two countries has grown considerably.[2] In 2014, two-way trade between both nations amounted to $232 million USD.[3] Greek exports to Mexico include: razors (42.2%), accessories for energy meter devices (17.5%), tobacco (10.5%), blades for electric razors (4.9%), and peaches (3.9%). Mexican exports to Greece include: octopus (13%), chickpeas (12.9%), beer (12.9%), coffee extracts (12.6%), and tequila (7.5%).[4]

Resident diplomatic missions

See also

References

  1. ^ a b History of diplomatic relations between Mexico and Greece (in Spanish)
  2. ^ ProMexico Trade and Investment
  3. ^ Mexican Ministry of Economy: Greece (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Trade Information:Embassy of Mexico in Athens
  5. ^ Embassy of Greece in Mexico City (English and Greek only)
  6. ^ Embassy of Mexico in Athens (English and Spanish only)

External links

  • Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs on bilateral relations between Greece and Mexico (English and Greek only)
  • Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs on diplomatic relations between Mexico and Greece (Spanish only)
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