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Wang Yi Meets with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard
2021-10-31 21:04

On October 30, 2021 local time,  State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Mexican Foreign Minister  Marcelo Ebrard in Rome.

Wang Yi said, under the strategic  guidance of the two countries' heads of state, China-Mexico relations have  maintained a sound momentum of development. China attaches great importance to  China-Mexico relations, and is ready to work with Mexico to take the 50th  anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties next year as an opportunity  to review successful experience, plan and look forward to the next 50 years of  cooperation, and push for greater development of China-Mexico relations. The two  sides should continue to respect and support each other, and deepen strategic  mutual trust. The two countries should consolidate cooperation in traditional  areas of advantage such as agriculture, infrastructure and energy, actively  expand cooperation in emerging industries such as 5G, electric vehicles, digital  economy and green development, and cultivate new growth points for practical  cooperation.

Wang Yi said, both China and  Mexico are major developing countries and emerging economies with important  influence. China is ready to strengthen strategic coordination with Mexico under  multilateral frameworks such as the United Nations, safeguard the common  interests of developing countries, and safeguard international equity and  justice. China welcomes Mexico's active participation in the Global Development  Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping.

Ebrard said, Mexico firmly  pursues the one-China policy and adheres to the principle of non-interference in  internal affairs, and this position will not change. Mexico is committed to  strengthening relations between the two countries, and is ready to work with  China to hold successful celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the  establishment of diplomatic ties. Noting that Mexico-China cooperation against  the COVID-19 pandemic has been fruitful, Ebrard thanked China for providing  vaccines and assistance. He hopes that with China's support, vaccines could be  produced in Mexico to help countries in the region respond more effectively to  the pandemic. The two sides have carried out good cooperation in infrastructure  construction and other areas, and it is necessary to actively expand new areas  of cooperation while consolidating traditional cooperation. Mexico is willing to  strengthen coordination with China on multilateral affairs. Mexico attaches  great importance to the Global Development Initiative proposed by President Xi  Jinping, and will actively study it. Mexico welcomes China to join the  Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

The two sides also exchanged  views on China-CELAC cooperation. Wang Yi said that China and the Community of  Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are natural partners with huge  potential for bilateral cooperation. China is glad to see Mexico play a positive  role in CELAC, and stands ready to strengthen coordination with CELAC including  Mexico to jointly build the China-CELAC Forum and a platform for enhancing  trust, expanding cooperation and promoting growth, so as to inject new impetus  into the development of both sides.

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