MIKTA (Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia)

 

MIKTA is an informal consultation and coordination platform among Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia. MIKTA was initiated by the Foreign Ministers of the MIKTA member countries on 25 September 2013 on the margins of the 68th UN General Assembly.

Since its launch, the main decision-making body of MIKTA remained as the MIKTA Foreign Ministers Meetings that take place three times a year.

MIKTA members are democracies that benefit from open economies with robust growth rates and a significant level of economic power. They are strategically located and strongly linked to their surrounding regions. MIKTA members are also like-minded on many of the global challenges of our time and are active contributors in international fora.

MIKTA aims to contribute constructive solutions to regional and global challenges as well as enhancing effectiveness of global governance. Therefore, MIKTA aims at strengthening its cooperation in order to raise its voice on global issues and gain influence within the international organisations. MIKTA countries also work to strengthen their economic and political ties.

MIKTA activities are coordinated by the MIKTA Chair, which is appointed each year on a rotating basis. The chair works to promote MIKTA’s core priorities (see below) and to drive multilateral collaboration and outreach on these and on other topics that are the subject of a chair’s annual priority.

Türkiye assumed the MIKTA Chairmanship on March 7, 2022. The core priorities of Türkiye’s MIKTA Chairmanship are global health, effective migration management, and food security.

MIKTA members have adopted seven enduring priorities that form the core of MIKTA’s mandate:

- Reform of international energy governance and the promotion of energy access

- Counter-terrorism and security

- Peacekeeping

- Trade and the economy

- Gender equality

- Good governance, human rights and democracy

- Sustainable development

Türkiye and MIKTA

Türkiye attaches special importance to undertaking an active role in international and regional platforms, including MIKTA. MIKTA provide its members with a real potential to contribute to a more effective global governance and to the necessary reforms in global structures. MIKTA can further contribute to develop constructive solutions to several regional and global problems. Therefore, Türkiye strongly supports strengthening cooperation among MIKTA countries and is committed to improving its bilateral relations with other MIKTA members.

Official updates on MIKTA events and efforts can be found at http://www.mikta.org.