Mexico–Saudi Arabia relations

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Mexico-Saudi Arabia relations


Saudi Arabia

Mexico-Saudi Arabia relations refers to the diplomatic relations between Mexico and Saudi Arabia. Both nations are mutual members of the G-20 major economies and the United Nations.


Mexico and Saudi Arabia established diplomatic relations on 12 September 1952.[1] In 1981, both nations opened embassies in each other's capital's, respectively.[2] Relations between both nations are mainly based on mutual respect and cooperation within the petroleum sector. In 2012, both countries celebrated the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.[3]

State visits

Crown Prince Fahd attending the North–South Summit in Cancun alongside President José López Portillo; 1981

Presidential visits from Mexico to Saudi Arabia[2]

Royal visits from Saudi Arabia to Mexico

Trade relations

In 2014, two-way trade between both nations amounted to $1.054 billion USD.[4] Saudi Arabia is Mexico's biggest trading partner among Arab nations. Mexico's main exports to the kingdom include: copper wires, aluminium alloy and honey while Saudi Arabia's main exports to Mexico include: gas and propane gas.[1]

Resident diplomatic missions

See also