MEXICO CITY, Feb. 11 — The relationship between China and Mexico is at its bestmoment in history, Chinese Ambassador to Mexico Qiu Xiaoqi said Tuesday.
In Latin America, Mexico is a major partner to China in the political and commercial fields,Qiu said in an interview with Xinhua
On Feb. 14, 1972, the two countries established diplomatic ties with bilateral trade totalling13 million U.S. dollars that year, recalled Qiu, adding bilateral trade value reached 40billion dollars in 2013.
At present, the strong bond between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Mexican PresidentEnrique Pena Nieto facilitates the development of bilateral cooperation in various fields,said the ambassador.
“The two presidents signed a series of agreements and major deals to promote trade andinvestment between both sides.”
The commercial area stands out in bilateral relations, said the Chinese ambassador, addinghe hopes other areas such as tourism would be promoted in the future.
“Mexico is one of the most important tourist destinations for Chinese citizens. We nowneed to work together to remove some obstacles in procedures, creating moreopportunities in the processing of visas for travelers, which will benefit Mexico and China,”he said.
China and Mexico signed a very important agreement in June 2013 to export to Chinatequila, which is a very typical and wonderful drink of Mexico, he said.
Investments between China and Mexico will grow rapidly in the following years as bothcountries are working hard to establish a working group to promote investment andbilateral cooperation in such fields as energy, finance, infrastructure and natural resources.
“I visited many states in order to promote Chinese investment in Mexico and Mexicaninvestment in China,” said Qiu.
As the anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countriesis approaching, “we have to work harder to strengthen our relations and cooperation,” theambassador added.