Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung co-chairs the 6th Vietnam - Mexico political consultation on July 21 (Photo: 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
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.
Vietnamese 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./.