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Foreign Minister says Mexico and India to work together on water, lithium, vaccines

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard says Mexico and India will collaborate on water, lithium and vaccines. He said both countries have signed an agreement to establish funds to finance the projects.

The Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) Marcelo Ebrard also said Mexico plans to bring electric motorcycle immediate battery recharges to the country.

In a statement, the SRE announced that Mexico and India will collaborate and jointly finance binational development and innovation projects in various fields including those related to water, lithium, aerospace, biotechnology and vaccines.

During his tour of New Delhi, Ebrard participated, together with India’s Minister of Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh, the signing of an agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Scientific and Industrial Research Council of India.

The two countries signed an agreement to work together on the projects. Photo: SRE March 4, 2023.

Among the highlights of the agreement was the constitution of a $1-million-dollar fund made up of contributions of $500,000 from each country.

According to the agreement, both countries will identify priority projects for development such as hydraulic management, development of electromobility and production of low-cost vaccines.

Secretary Ebrard explained that once the fund is established, various research institutions will be called to implement the chosen projects.

Foreign Minister Ebrard also met with Rajat Malhan, Vice President of SUN MOBILITY, which operates a system of instant battery charging stations for electric motorcycles.

The system allows electric motorcycle drivers, within a few minutes in automated stations, to change their drained/used batteries for recharged batteries.

As a result of the meeting, Ebrard reported that Mexican partners will be sought to bring a similar system to Mexico, which will allow for cheaper and less polluting transportation options.

The foreign minister was accompanied by Undersecretary Carmen Moreno Toscano; the Mexican ambassador in India, Federico Salas; the General Director of Cooperation Policy, Javier Dávila, and the General Director of Planning and Evaluation, Carlos Castillo.