MIKTA – Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey, Australia

MIKTA is an innovative partnership that brings together Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea (ROK), Turkey and Australia. It is a consultative forum based on shared values and interests. It is a flexible and informal platform, aimed at advancing the common interests of the international community.

MIKTA is led by foreign ministers, who first came together at the inaugural MIKTA meeting in September 2013. MIKTA foreign ministers have agreed to meet three times a year. They last met on 26 September 2015 in New York, USA, for the 6th MIKTA Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, where Australia took on the role of annual MIKTA Chair.

MIKTA Foreign Ministers in New York

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop hosts a meeting of the MIKTA Foreign Ministers in New York, 26 September 2015. (From left) Republic of Korea's Minister for Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se, Indonesia's Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, Mexico's Minister for Foreign Affairs Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas, Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs Feridun Sinirlioğlu. Photograph by Trevor Collens/DFAT

Why MIKTA?

The MIKTA countries are significant economic powers: we are the 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th and 18th largest economies in the world and play pivotal strategic roles in our regions.

In addition to our relative economic and strategic weight, we also share important fundamental values, including a commitment to democracy and human rights, and shared support of free trade and open economies.

We also share key interests. It matters to us all that the mechanisms of global governance are able to address the problems we face. In international forums, we often find ourselves pushing in the same direction.

Furthermore, we share a capacity to pursue our interests that is not available to smaller players. We can use our seats in global governance structures, for example in the World Trade Organization (WTO), G20 and, periodically, the United Nations Security Council. We also have access to extensive networks in our respective regions.

Finally, MIKTA’s diversity means that we have an opportunity to build consensus across very different constituencies. Consultations with MIKTA partners allow us to have a much better understanding of the positions and perspectives of our different constituencies.

Speeches, statements and communiqués

Country/economic fact sheets

Official MIKTA website

www.mikta.org

Last Updated: 11 January 2016