Australia's Ambassador to Mexico Dr David Engel

Australia's Ambassador to Mexico Dr David Engel

Australia's Ambassador to Mexico Dr David Engel

By Hugo Seymour from Perth USAsia Centre | 15 May 2017

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Australia’s Ambassador to Mexico Dr David Engel was hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre on 15 May 2017 for a private Ambassador’s Dialogue roundtable under Chatham House rules, focusing on Australia’s strong bilateral relationship with Mexico and our shared membership and contribution to international institutions.

Key Takeaways

• Dr David Engel is currently serving as Australia’s Ambassador to Mexico and has non-resident accreditation to Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua.

• As well as the G20, APEC and the WTO, Australia and Mexico are member nations of MIKTA. MIKTA is a partnership between Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia.

• Perth USAsia Centre CEO and Research Fellow Xu Wang recently reported on the capacity and intent of MIKTA and its member nations to influence global development, entitled "MIKTA: The Search for a Strategic Rationale" which can be downloaded here.

• The roundtable discussion touched on the predictions for Mexico as a G20 Country to ascend to the top 6 economies in the world by mid-century, as well as the growing opportunities for trade and investment between Mexico and Australia in the mining and energy sectors, education and professional services sectors and the tourism sector.


Hugo Seymour Research and Program Assistant at the Perth USAsia Centre

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