Chinese, Mexican MFs agree to take bilateral relations to the next level

BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard agreed on Wednesday to promote bilateral ties in a telephone conversation.

China attaches great importance to the development of relations with Mexico and wishes to work with Mexico, taking advantage of the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations next year, to strengthen planning and bring the China-Mexico comprehensive strategic partnership to the next level. higher, Wang said. .

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party and also the 200th anniversary of the victory of the Mexican War of Independence, so it is of great significance for both countries, Wang said.

As regional countries with significant influence, representative emerging countries and important developing countries, China and Mexico both have centuries-old civilizations and similar historical experiences, said the happiness of their people and a common mission of uphold international equity and justice.

In recent years, under the strategic leadership of the two heads of state, the China-Mexico comprehensive strategic partnership has gained ground, and the mutual political trust of the two countries continues to deepen, strategic coordination is increasingly close and trade and economic cooperation has shown strong resilience, Wang said.

The two countries have also united to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and have cooperated in the field of vaccines, injecting a strong impetus into bilateral relations, Wang said, noting that the two sides have closely associated and joined forces with each other. support each other internationally and multilaterally.

He also mentioned that China has officially applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which demonstrates China’s strong determination to open up more and represents the crucial decision of the United Nations. China to help stimulate globalization.

China is willing to make joint efforts with all parties to ensure that the agreement is more widely represented and play a positive role in promoting trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, as well as to follow up. the trend of economic globalization, said Wang.

Noting that Mexico successfully hosted the 6th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) not so long ago, Wang said it helped to revitalize CELAC and promote regional integration, and expressed China’s congratulations and appreciation to Mexico. .

The Chinese side attaches great importance to developing relations with CELAC and will continue to support CELAC to enhance solidarity and accelerate development, he said.

China looks forward to maintaining close communication with Mexico and other Latin American countries to ensure the success of the third ministerial meeting of the China-CELAC Forum this year, injecting new impetus into the deep development of Sino relations. -american.

For his part, Ebrard said relations between Mexico and China have made great strides under the leadership of the two heads of state.

He thanked China for its strong support to Mexico in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and agreed to strengthen cooperation in the digital economy and other emerging industries between the two sides.

Mexico wishes to make joint efforts with China, seizing the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, to promote further development of bilateral relations, Ebrard said.

Mexico firmly stands by the one-China policy, respects the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, and supports China’s legitimate claims on issues involving Taiwan, Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet, he said.

The Mexican Foreign Minister welcomed and welcomed China’s candidacy to join the CPTPP, saying that Mexico would maintain communication with China on the issue.

Mexico will work with China to ensure the success of the third ministerial meeting of the China-CELAC Forum, he added.

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