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Mexican - Irish Relations

Find out about the relationship between Ireland and Mexico

The shared history and culture between Ireland and Mexico has provided the basis for a growing and thriving business relationship and increasingly vibrant links between academic and cultural institutions.

The visit of the Michael D. Higgins in October 2013 showed not only the warmth of the historic friendship between the two countries but also highlighted the enormous opportunities that exist for the future. The visit saw a number of significant commercial agreements concluded and a joint statement on bilateral cooperation agreed.

Ireland and Mexico share a very similar vision of how best to address global challenges including climate change, sustainable development and non-proliferation and disarmament. The value of our bilateral trade broke through the €1 billion barrier in 2012, with potential for significant further growth.

In 2014 Mexico participated for the first time in our Global Greening campaign, with the Ángel de Independencia joining more than 100 iconic monuments across the world ‘going green’ to mark Saint Patrick’s Day. And 2015 will see special cultural programmes take place in both Mexico and Ireland to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.