In the hope of forging a partnership with Vietnam, the eastern Mexican state of Yucatan is working to attract Vietnamese investors, Yucatan Governor Rolando Zapata Bello stated during a recent meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Le Linh Lan.

He instructed local agencies to work closely with the Vietnamese Embassy in Mexico in searching for potential fields for cooperation and connecting businesses of the two sides.

The Vietnamese diplomat emphasised the similar climate, geographic and cultural features between Vietnam and Yucatan, which lay a foundation for comprehensive future collaboration, particularly in tourism and agriculture.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is expected to further stimulate Vietnam-Mexico trade ties once it is signed, Lan declared.

She went on to brief her host on Vietnamese socio-economic affairs in the first six months of 2015 and activities planned to celebrate the two countries’ diplomatic relations as they enter their 40th year.

Yucatan covers 43,000 square kilometres and has a population of more than two million people. It boasts an agricultural economy among the leading Mexican states in poultry, egg and beef production.

During her trip to the state from June 19-21 at the invitation of Yucatan State administration, Ambassador Lan cut the ribbon to open a local Lotus Festival. The Vietnamese Embassy brought to the festival Vietnam’s traditional products made with lotus seeds and lotus-themed handicrafts.-VNA