Political consultation held to reinforce Vietnam - Mexico relations hinh anh 1Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung co-chairs the 6th Vietnam - Mexico political consultation on July 21 (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The 6th Vietnam - Mexico political consultation took place via videoconference on July 21 to look into each country’s situation, measures to enhance bilateral relations, and issues of shared concern.

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung and Mexican Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs Carmen Moreno Toscano informed each other about their respective countries’ response to COVID-19 and efforts to boost socio-economic development and ensure social security.

They reviewed areas of bilateral cooperation and discussed ways to further strengthen the traditional friendship and collaboration so as to work towards the establishment of a suitable partnership between Vietnam and Mexico in the time ahead.

They agreed to keep close coordination to sustain the upward trend in their countries’ ties, promote high-level mutual visits and meetings when possible, effectively maintain cooperation mechanisms, and encourage contact and cooperation in different forms between Vietnamese and Mexican ministries and sectors.

Political consultation held to reinforce Vietnam - Mexico relations hinh anh 2Vietnamese and Mexican officials at the political consultation on July 21 (Photo: VNA)
Dung expressed his delight at the vigorous development of economic - trade links, noting that Mexico is currently the third largest trade partner of Vietnam in Latin America, with their trade hitting 3.68 billion USD in 2020.

For her part, Toscano affirmed Vietnam is one of the important political and economic partners of her country in Asia, especially when both are members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

The two officials agreed to step up negotiations on some agreements so as to complete the legal framework for cooperation in such spheres as politics - diplomacy, economy - finance, security - defence, plant and animal quarantine, and education - training.

They also exchanged views on some international and regional issues of common concern, agreeing to continue coordination and mutual support at international organisations and multilateral forums of which Vietnam and Mexico are members such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

The two countries will also work to enhance ties between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Pacific Alliance, they added./.