A delegation from the National Assembly’s Council for Ethnic Affairs led by its Vice President Danh Ut is on a working visit to Mexico from September 26 - October 1 to exchange experience in the building, issuance and implementation of policies towards ethnic groups.

During his stay in the Latin American country, Ut met with Senator Teofilo Torres Corzo, Chairman of the Mexican Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee for Asia Pacific; Senator Eviel Perez Magana, Chairman of the Mexican Senate’s Committee for Indigenous Affairs; Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza, Chairman of the Committee for Indigenous Affairs of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies; Ricardo Cantu Garza; Vice President of the Mexico-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group, and leaders of the Mexican Federal Government’s National Commission for the Development of Indigenous People.

At the meetings, the two sides were unanimous on the exchange of legal documents regarding public policies on ethnic minorities through diplomatic channels.

They highlighted the need for such policies in each country’s cause of poverty reduction as most ethnic groups reside in mountainous, remote and underdeveloped areas.

The host stressed the significance of information sharing through the exchange of bilateral delegations in order to promote the friendship and multifaceted cooperation between the two countries.

The Mexican side spoke highly of Vietnam’s dynamic development, especially the country’s economic growth in recent years, saying Vietnam has set an example for many countries worldwide, including Mexico, in poverty reduction.

The Mexican leaders voiced their hope to further expand and develop the all-sided relationship between the two nations, especially bonds between the two legislative bodies and their agencies.

They committed to working with Vietnam to seek effective measures to elevate their cooperative ties.
For his part, Ut expressed his sympathies for the great losses caused by the Mexican people after the two recent devastating floods and said he believes that the country will soon overcome the consequences.

He briefed his hosts on Vietnam’s socio-economic situation, the organisation of the National Assembly and his council, as well as the policies of the Vietnamese Party, State and Government towards ethnic minorities.

Vietnam always attaches importance to developing the friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Mexico despite the two countries’ geographical distance, he noted.

The Vietnamese delegation also visited several indigenous communities in Mexico and Nuevo Leon State’s capital city of Monterrey, where they were received by General Secretary of the Mexican Labour Party and President of the Mexico-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group, Alberto Anaya Gutierrez.-VNA