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

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

MIKTA is a diverse and cross-regional grouping of powers that brings together Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea (ROK), Turkey and Australia. MIKTA aims to bridge divides in the multilateral system and build consensus on complex and challenging issues, drawing on the diverse perspectives of its members and their shared interest in an effective, rules-based global order.

MIKTA is led by foreign ministers, who first came together at the inaugural MIKTA meeting in September 2013. Since then, our exchanges have grown to encompass collaboration between academics, diplomats, journalists, parliamentarians, and experts. It has focused discussions and statements in areas ranging from trade to cyber, health, gender equality, governance and sustainable development. For example, in April 2020, MIKTA foreign ministers released a statement about the impacts of COVID‑19.

In 2020, for the first time, MIKTA Leaders made a joint statement on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

MIKTA foreign ministers meet two or three times a year. The last meeting of MIKTA foreign ministers took place virtually on 3 February 2021, hosted by the ROK. The ROK was the MIKTA Chair for the year leading up to the February Foreign Ministers’ meeting. At the February meeting, Australia took on the role of Chair, having last chaired MIKTA in 2015‑16.

Image of MIKTA Foreign Ministers. Left to Right; Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Macelo Ebrad of Mexico; Minister for Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi of Indonesia; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chung Eui-yong of Republic of Korea; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusoglu of Turkey; Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marise Payne of Australia

Why MIKTA?

MIKTA countries are significant economic powers which play pivotal strategic roles in their regions. MIKTA countries are the 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 19th largest economies in the world, and all are members of the Group of Twenty (G20).

Shared values and interests include a commitment to open economies, human rights, democracy, and shaping the international rules-based order – including through a multilateral system that is fit-for-purpose, effective, open and transparent and accountable to member states – to address global challenges.

Working together, MIKTA plays a constructive role internationally. MIKTA partners draw on diverse perspectives to develop and promote a better understanding of how other countries and regions view major global challenges. In this way, MIKTA helps to build consensus and advance the common interests of the international community in a respectful and productive way.

Recent Activities

Official MIKTA Website

www.mikta.org

The official MIKTA website contains further information on MIKTA’s history, events and joint initiatives and statements.

Country Information

8th MIKTA Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Sydney, 24-25 November 2016

8th MIKTA Foreign Ministers' Meeting fact sheet [PDF]

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