The European Union and Mexico held the first high level meeting on multilateral affairs on 14 November in Brussels.

The dialogue follows the visit of EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to Mexico on 10-11 September, when both sides agreed to step up cooperation on multilateral issues.

The EU was represented by European External Action Service deputy secretary general Christian Leffler, and Mexico’s delegation was led by vice minister for multilateral affairs and human rights, Martha Delgado Peralta.

The discussions covered a wide range of issues, such as sustainable development, the fight against hate speech and racism, migration, the Global Drug Problem, the rule of law, peace and security, and gender equality. As strategic partners, both sides agreed to work on these issues in the coming months.

The next meeting will be held in Mexico next year.