MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto on the sidelines of the ongoing BRICS summit in China on Tuesday.
The two leaders are expected to discuss the current state and prospects for development of bilateral ties and the foreign policy cooperation, including in the international organizations, according to Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov. Putin and Pena Nieto are also expected to touch upon the topical issues of the Latin American regional policy, primarily the situation in Venezuela.
On August 14, Mexican Ambassador to Russia Norma Pensado Moreno told Sputnik in an interview that the Latin American nation was willing to increase trade with Russia, as well as to facilitate investment between the two countries.
Both Mexico and Russia are members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, G20 major economies and the United Nations. Mexico is Russia's third-largest trading partner in Latin America.