Last update: 12:39 | 21/01/2018
Vietnam treasures the relations with Mexico and wishes to continue fostering the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said on January 20.
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and President of the Mexican Senate Ernesto Cordero Arroyo
Meeting President of the Mexican Senate Ernesto Cordero Arroyo, who is in Vietnam for the ongoing 26th annual APPF (APPF-26) meeting in Hanoi, Chairwoman Ngan said Mexico is well known among Vietnamese people not only for its culture and history, but also for the traditional friendship and solidarity between the people of the two nations.
Vietnamese people always treasure the friendship and solidarity that Mexican people have given for Vietnam in the past struggle for national independence and in the current national development, Ngan reiterated.
The legislative leader highlighted the growing relations of the two nations, noting that their two-way trade value hit 2.37 billion USD in 2016, a tenfold increase from 2006.
Regarding multilateral cooperation, the NA Chairwoman expressed her delight at the close cooperation and mutual support between the two nations at international organisations and multilateral forums, with the most recently evidence being their pledge to back each other’s bid for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for the 2020-21 term.
She also spoke highly of the fruitful cooperation between Vietnam’s NA and Mexico’s parliament over the past years, adding that the Vietnamese NA has established the Mexico-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group.
Ngan suggested the two sides increase the exchange of parliamentary delegations and experience at all levels while working closely with each other to supervise the implementation of signed agreements between the two countries’ Governments and ministries.
She also hoped that the two sides will continue providing support for each other at international and regional inter-parliamentary forums, including the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and APPF.
For his part, the Mexican Senate President said Mexico gives the first priority to boosting trade in the Asia – Pacific region, including with Vietnam as a traditional friend.
He shared the host’s view on the huge opportunities for cooperation and experience sharing between the two nations, particularly in their strong fields, such as agro-forestry-fishery products processing, science - technology, culture, health, education - training, and climate change adaption.
He suggested the two countries work for the launch of a Mexico – Vietnam direct flight route to expand their cooperation in many fields, particularly tourism.
The guest also spoke highly of Vietnam’s successful hosting of the recent APEC Economic Leaders' Week 2017 as well as the APPF-26.
Party chief calls for enhanced Vietnam- Mexico relations
Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and President of the Mexican Senate Ernesto Cordero Arroyo
Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong of the Communist Party of Vietnam has urged Vietnam and Mexico to further enhance the bilateral relations through making the most of cooperation mechanisms, encouraging mutual visits at all levels, and people-to-people exchange.
During a reception on January 20 for President of the Mexican Senate Ernesto Cordero Arroyo, the Vietnamese Party chief applauded the Mexican delegation’s attendance at the ongoing 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) in Hanoi.
He spoke highly of the role and position of Mexico in Latin America, and thanked Mexican people for their solidarity and support for Vietnam in its cause of national liberation and reunification in the past.
He reaffirmed Vietnam’s consistent stance of strengthening friendship and cooperation with Mexico’s State, parliament, political parties and people.
For his part, Ernesto Cordero Arroyo praised Vietnam’s domestic and foreign policies, and achievements as well as the role of the country in the region and the world, believing that Vietnam will make greater successes in the coming time.
He affirmed the desire and determination to promote the friendship and cooperation between the two legislative bodies, States and peoples, suggesting the two sides continue to fully tap opportunities and potential to expand their multifaceted cooperation in the future.
APPF-26: Vietnamese NA wants to tighten ties with Mexico
Vice Chairman of the Vietnam National Assembly (NA) Do Ba Ty has suggested that the legislative bodies of Vietnam and Mexico tighten cooperation through the exchange of visits and sharing of experience.
The Vice Chairman made the proposal at a reception in Hanoi on January 19 for a delegation of the Mexican Parliament led by Chairman of the Mexican Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee for the Asia-Pacific region, Senator Teofilo Torres Corzo, who are in Vietnam for the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26).
Ty reiterated that Vietnamese people always treasure the friendship and solidarity that Mexican people has given for Vietnam in the past struggle for national independence and in the current national development.
He congratulated the guests on their nation’s socio-economic development over the past time, adding that the two nations have huge room for cooperation in numerous fields, including agro-forestry-fishery products processing, science - technology, health, education - training, and climate change adaption.
Sharing the view with Ty on the need to increase parliamentary delegation exchanges at all levels between the two nations, Senator Teofilo Torres Corzo called on the two sides to support each other at international organisations and multi-faceted forums.
He expressed his hope that the two nations will increase their investment partnership in their strong fields, contributing to fostering their friendship and cooperation.