CHINA Chinese, Mexican FMs discuss int'l trade over phone


Chinese, Mexican FMs discuss int'l trade over phone

China Plus

03:45, October 15, 2018


Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, and Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray [Photo: China Plus/VCG]

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray over the phone late Saturday to discuss international trade.

During the phone conversation, Videgaray briefed Wang on the recent signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), saying Mexico is an independent sovereign state and the agreement will neither affect the exchanges between China and Mexico in any respect, nor lead to any restriction on bilateral trade, investment or political relations between the two countries.

China is a trustworthy partner for Mexico, he said, adding that Mexico is willing to further develop the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.

Wang said China and Mexico, as comprehensive strategic partners, have always had mutual understanding, trust and support on major issues.

Any bilateral or multilateral free trade agreement should not be directed against a third party or used to restrict other members' legitimate rights and interests, nor should it be in the vein of exclusionism, Wang said.

Both China and Mexico are emerging economies and they should work together to safeguard multilateralism and the free trade system, he said. 

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue