Mexican Senator Teofilo Torres Corzo and Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Nguyen Hoai Duong (R) (Photo: VNA)

Mexico City (VNA) – Mexico attaches importance to relations with Vietnam, according to Chairman of the Mexican Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee for the Asia-Pacific region, Senator Teofilo Torres Corzo.

He made the remark while receiving Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Nguyen Hoai Duong on November 29.

Praising the ties between Vietnamese and Mexican parliaments, the legislator stressed that the Senate of Mexico is willing to reinforce relations for mutual benefits.

He said he believes a recent meeting between President Enrique Peña Nieto and his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang on the sidelines of the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Meeting would lift the two nations’ relations by identifying new cooperation areas and building an effective agenda.

Congratulating Vietnam on successfully hosting the APEC Year 2017, he said increasing trade between Vietnam and Mexico in recent years laid a basis for the formation of a common agenda that benefits both countries.  

He revealed that a Mexican delegation of five senators and five federal electoral deputies will attend the 26th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) in Hanoi next year.

He said the delegation wants to work with different committees of the Vietnam National Assembly on the sidelines of the event.

The lawmaker underscored the Mexican Senate’s goodwill in working with the Vietnam Embassy to foster bilateral cooperation across politics, economics, and culture.

For his part, Ambassador Duong said based on the meeting of the two state leaders, it is a good time for Vietnam and Mexico to bolster their relations, particularly in the field of parliamentary diplomacy.

The diplomat pledged to try his best to stimulate bilateral ties between the two countries and parliaments, asking for support from the Mexican law-making body to fulfill his mission in the country.-VNA