9 September 2014 Ankara

Academic seminar co-hosted by the Center for Strategic Research (SAM) of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Mexico on MIKTA, which brings together Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia in a flexible and informal cooperation platform, was held in Ankara Palas on 9 September 2014 with the participation of about 120 people from media, civil society, think-thanks, academia and diplomatic corps.

At the Seminar, moderated by Prof. Dr. Ali Resul Usul, chairman of SAM; Ambassador Ayşe Sinirlioğlu, Deputy Undersecretary for Economic Affairs of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Turkish G-20 Sherpa; Martha Bárcena, Ambassador of Mexico to Turkey; Nahari Agustini, Ambassador of Indonesia to Turkey; Lee Sangkyu, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Turkey and James Larsen, Ambassador of Australia to Turkey discussed the purpose, importance and future evolution of MIKTA.

The Seminar was useful in terms of promoting MIKTA and explaining its purpose.

Additional documents pertaining to MIKTA and its previous activities are presented below:

MIKTA op-ed

Joint Communiqué of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia (MIKTA), 14 April 2014, Mexico City

Joint Statement of the Foreign Ministers of MIKTA concerning the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, 26 July 2014

Joint Communiqué of Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia (MIKTA) on the Situation in North Korea

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