ASEAN promotes trade ties with Mexican states hinh anh 1ASEAN Ambassadors to Mexico attend a forum in Jalisco, Mexico. (Source: VNA)

Mexico City (VNA) – Vietnam joined several ASEAN countries in organising an ASEAN Economic Forum to promote economic cooperation between the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Mexico.

The event took place in the two western states of Jalisco and Colima, and was the joint efforts of the embassies of Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines in Mexico and the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology (COMCE).

Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Le Linh Lan took the occasion to introduce the trade, investment and tourism potential of Vietnam’s market to representatives of Mexican businesses.

The Ambassador underscored the huge cooperation potentials between the two nations’ enterprises, particularly after the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) last February.

She pledged to serve as a bridge for the two nations’ enterprises by providing information and contact so that they can meet and reach specific agreements.

Governor of Colima State Jose Ignacio Peralta praised the role of ASEAN and the achievements the bloc has gained, particularly the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

The Governor highlighted the local potentials, including the Manzanillo Seaport which handles the majority of commodity traded between Mexico and ASEAN nations.

The ASEAN delegation also had working sessions with representatives from ministries, sectors, and representatives of businesses from the two states.

The COMCE said it will send a business delegation to Vietnam in May to seek specific cooperative agreements with Vietnamese partners.-VNA