He congratulated the State and people of
Mexico on their socio-economic achievements over the past time, contributing to
elevating Mexico’s role and position in the region and the international arena.
The host noted with satisfaction the
development pace of the bilateral ties with the most noteworthy being two-way
trade which reached 2.37 billion USD in 2016, representing a ten-fold increase
compared with ten years ago.
The two sides have effectively implemented
the political consultation mechanism between their foreign ministries and
established the joint committee on economic, trade and investment cooperation,
he said, adding that they have also closely cooperated and supported each other
at international organisations and multilateral forums, especially the UN, the
World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC),
the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Forum forEast Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC).
President Tran Dai Quang
suggested the two sides promptly put the joint committee on economic, trade and
investment cooperation into place in order to define areas and methods for
The two countries should
continue finalysing the legal framework through negotiations and sign more
cooperation documents along with encouraging their businesses to promote trade
and access the respective markets, he said.
President urged the two sides continue their close coordination and mutual
support at international and inter-regional cooperation mechanisms.
He called for Mexico’s
support for Vietnam’s candidacy for a seat at the UN Security Council during
2020-2021 and for the post of the UNESCO General Director for 2017-2021 tenure.
For his part, Carlos Salinas
de Gortari congratulated the Vietnamese State and people on their
socio-economic achievements and shared Mexico’s experience in national
He agreed with President
Tran Dai Quang’s proposals for ways to step up the bilateral ties, saying
Vietnam and Mexico hold a lot of potential to advance their relationship.
Vietnam’s hosting of the
APEC Year 2017 will create an opportunity for the two countries to tighten
their relations in various realms, he said.-VNA