Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and President of the Mexican Senate Ernesto Cordero Arroyo (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong of the Communist Party of Vietnam has urged Vietnam and Mexico to further enhance the bilateral relations through making the most of cooperation mechanisms, encouraging mutual visits at all levels, and people-to-people exchange.

During a reception on January 20 for President of the Mexican Senate Ernesto Cordero Arroyo, the Vietnamese Party chief applauded the Mexican delegation’s attendance at the ongoing 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) in Hanoi.

He spoke highly of the role and position of Mexico in Latin America, and thanked Mexican people for their solidarity and support for Vietnam in its cause of national liberation and reunification in the past.

He reaffirmed Vietnam’s consistent stance of strengthening friendship and cooperation with Mexico’s State, parliament, political parties and people.

For his part, Ernesto Cordero Arroyo praised Vietnam’s domestic and foreign policies, and achievements as well as the role of the country in the region and the world, believing that Vietnam will make greater successes in the coming time.

He affirmed the desire and determination to promote the friendship and cooperation between the two legislative bodies, States and peoples, suggesting the two sides continue to fully tap opportunities and potential to expand their multifaceted cooperation in the future.-VNA