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Wang Yi Holds Talks with Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón of Mexico
2019/07/02

On July 2, 2019, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón of Mexico in Beijing. This has been the first official talks between the two Foreign Ministers since the establishment of the new Mexican government, which is of great significance for inheriting the past and ushering in the future.

Wang Yi expressed that both China and Mexico are major developing countries with worldwide influence and are ancient civilizations. The Chinese side attaches great importance to the international status of Mexico, harbors positive expectations to Mexico’s development prospects, and views and promotes the China-Mexico comprehensive strategic partnership from a strategic and long-term perspective.

Wang Yi pointed out that since President López Obrador assumed office in December last year, China and Mexico have maintained close and friendly exchanges at all levels and the bilateral relations have maintained a sound development momentum. The Chinese side is willing to work with the Mexican side, under the guidance of the two heads of state, to enhance the integration of development strategies, tap into the potential for cooperation, cultivate cooperation growth points in such emerging sectors as clean energy, e-commerce, smart city, satellite and aviation, promote dialogues among civilizations, facilitate personnel exchanges, and advance the continuous and in-depth development of China-Mexico relations. Both sides should strengthen coordination and cooperation in international affairs, jointly uphold multilateralism and the common interests of developing countries, and make due contributions to building a community with a shared future for mankind.

Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón noted that China has a lot of successful experience that Mexico can learn from. The Mexican side pays high attention to deepening the Mexico-China comprehensive strategic partnership and takes China as a priority in diplomacy. The Mexican side stands ready to enhance practical cooperation with the Chinese side in all fields, which is a strategic choice independently made by the Mexican side. The Mexican side supports the Chinese side in firmly safeguarding national sovereignty. Any attempt to intervene in Hong Kong affairs will be doomed to failure. Both Mexico and China have many consensuses on supporting multilateralism, upholding global trade system, improving global governance and other aspects. The Mexican side is willing to enhance coordination and cooperation with the Chinese side to jointly cope with global challenges.

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