Vietnam is a priority in Mexico’s external policy of looking the Asia-Pacific region, said Senator Teofilo Torres Corzo, Chairman of the Mexican Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee for Asia Pacific.

At a reception for Vietnamese Ambassador Le Linh Lan in Mexico on November 27, the Senator said Mexico’s government is determined to foster cooperation with Vietnam in a more effective and substantial manner.

He spoke highly of Vietnam’s recent socio-economic achievements and the application of flexible economic policies.

The Chairman expressed his belief that the two countries will beef up and expand bilateral ties by implementing key projects for the benefits of their peoples.

He said he is pleased to welcome the upcoming visit to Mexico by a delegation of the Vietnamese National Assembly’s Committee for External Relations in December and suggested organising a Vietnamese culture week in 2015.

Ambassador Lan hailed the fine relations between the two countries, especially the ties between the two legislatures, and pledged to spare no effort to contribute to promoting Mexico-Vietnam relations cooperation and

The Vietnamese diplomat informed the host of major events to be held in Vietnam next year, including the 40th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties, saying that this will be a good chance for the two people and closer and understand better each other through a number of political, diplomatic and cultural activities and delegation exchanges.-VNA