Mexico City, Mexico — On Monday, Foreign Minister Ebrard opened a Mexican Consulate Office in the city of Mumbai. It is the first consulate focused on innovation and investment in science and technology.
Mumbai is known as the financial center of India and is home to major corporate, pharmaceutical and entertainment institutions.
Ebrard reported that the Mexican Consulate in Mumbai will help to accelerate relations with Indian businessmen from the health, entertainment, textile, and agri-food sectors, among others.
Before Indian diplomats and businessmen, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs stated that “The relationship between Mexico and India is closer than ever today for various reasons.
“The geopolitical stress and similarities in our positions in the world, economic and investment growth between our countries and the will of Prime Minister Modi and President López Obrador to strengthen our relationship.
“A year ago, we announced this consulate. It is the first consulate oriented towards innovation, investment in science technology and financing,” said the Mexican foreign minister.
The opening of this consulate will allow Mexico to extend its economic ties and promote initiatives in other thriving sectors such as textiles, plastics, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals and agri-food, among many others of great relevance to Mexico.
Additionally, this new consular office will serve as a platform for economic promotion in central and southern India.
Currently, there are around 50 consular offices in Mumbai, including three Latin American consulates from Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Starting today, Mexico will contribute to extending the presence of our important region in Mumbai.
Having a consular office in Mumbai is of great importance to serve the Mexican community to which assistance and protection will be provided in addition to the important documentation work carried out by Mexican consulates around the world.
It will also meet the demand for the issuance of visas for those Indian citizens who travel to Mexico for business, tourism and studies.
Foreign Minister Ebrard reiterated his gratitude to the authorities who made this opening of the Consulate in Mumbai possible.
“Thank you for the support of the state government and the national government of India, as well as to the Mexican ambassador to India, Federico Salas Lotfe and the new Mumbai Consul, Adolfo García Estrada,” he said.