Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, seen right. Photo: Xinhua

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Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi agreed in telephone conversation on Wednesday, Sept. 29, to promote closer bilateral

Wang said that China “attaches high importance to developing relations with Mexico” and wants to take the opportunity of next year’s 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations to strengthen planning and boost the China-Mexico comprehensive strategic partnership to a higher level.

As regional countries with significant influence, representative emerging market countries and important developing countries, China and Mexico both have time-honored civilizations and similar historical experiences, Wang said, adding that they also share a mission to uphold international fairness and justice.

In recent years, under the strategic guidance of the two heads of state, the China-Mexico comprehensive strategic partnership has been gaining ground, and the two countries’ political mutual trust keeps deepening, strategic coordination are increasingly closer, and trade and economic cooperation has shown strong resilience, Wang said.

The two countries have also united to fight against the covid-19 pandemic and cooperated in vaccines, he said, stressing that the two sides have closely partnered with and support each other on the international and multilateral stages.

Wang also noted that China has officially filed an application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

For his part, Ebrard said the relations between Mexico and China have made great progress and thanked China for its strong support of Mexico in its fight against the covid-19 pandemic.

He also agreed to strengthen binational cooperation in digital economy and other emerging industries.

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