Da Nang (VNA) – Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray has said that he was impressed by ideas proposed by Vietnam at the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Meeting, adding that Mexico fully supports the agenda. 

In an interview granted exclusively to the Vietnam News Agency on the sidelines of the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Meeting, Videgaray described APEC as an important international forum and under the chair of Vietnam, it would be an effective meeting with a view to re-boosting trade promotion programmes for comprehensive development and integration.

He said the meeting featured a number of topics of Mexico’s concern, such as the development of small and medium-sized enterprises and their integration into the value chain, trade coordination, especially in the digital economy.

The minister also underscored sustainable food production and agricultural development amid climate change as both Mexico and Vietnam have been heavily affected by natural disasters.

About the prospect of Vietnam-Mexico ties within the APEC cooperation mechanism and bilaterally, Videgaray affirmed that bilateral relations are in the period of the best development, adding that the recent meeting between President Tran Dai Quang and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto achieved positive results.

He expressed wish that Mexican firms would invest more in Vietnam and welcome more Vietnamese students to the country for study and cultural exchanges.

The two countries could be geographically distant but share similarities that make them closer, he stressed.-VNA