Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray reassured China that the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will not affect the exchanges between Mexico and China in any way in a phone call with Chinese official on Saturday.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with his Mexican counterpart Luis Videgaray in Bonn, Germany, Feb. 17, 2017. (File photos: Xinhua)
Videgaray had a phone call with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and briefed him on details of the USMCA agreement, saying that Mexico is an independent sovereign state. The relevant agreements will not affect China’s trade with Mexico. There are no restrictions on investment and political relations with China, which is an important partner of Mexico.
Mexico is willing to further develop bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership with China.
Wang said that the partnership drives China and Mexico to have always understood each other, trusted each other and supported each other on major issues.
No bilateral or multilateral free trade agreement should target any third party, while restricting the legitimate rights and interests of other members, and should not engage in exclusivism.
China and Mexico are both emerging market countries. Both should uphold multilateralism and jointly safeguard the system of free trade, Wang stressed.
Cover image: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray in Santiago, Chile, Jan. 22, 2018.