President-elect of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador (R) and Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Hoai Duong (Photo: VNA)

Mexico City (VNA) – President-elect of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador received Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Hoai Duong and ambassadors of other Asian-Pacific countries in Mexico City on August 30.

Talking to Ambassador Duong, the President-elect said he realises that Vietnam could be a strategic ally to promote the diverse targets both countries have. Mexico is ready to set up friendly talks with the Vietnamese Government to capitalise on huge potential so as to tighten bilateral links in all aspects.

Obrador also asked the diplomat to convey his letter inviting Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang to visit Mexico and attend his inauguration on December 1.

For his part, Ambassador Duong repeated President Quang’s congratulations to the Mexican President-elect, noting that the Vietnamese leader had sent a congratulatory message shortly after Obrador won the July 1 general election.

He voiced his belief that in the upcoming term of Obrador, Vietnam and Mexico, with many similarities in socio-economic development and stature in the international arena, will intensify their friendship and multifaceted cooperation, especially in economy, trade and culture.

The diplomat also conveyed President Quang’s invitation to visit Vietnam to President-elect Obrador.-VNA