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APEC 2017: President Tran Dai Quang meets Mexican President

Da Nang, November 9 (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang had a bilateral meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in the central city of Da Nang on November 9 on the sidelines of the ongoing 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Week. 

At the meeting, the Vietnamese leader thanked the Mexican President as well as the Government of Mexico for supporting Vietnam in hosting the APEC Year 2017 and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Da Nang in particular. 

He took the occasion to extend deep sympathies to Mexico over heavy losses caused by the earthquake in September. He also thanked the Mexican Government and people for sharing Vietnam’s losses caused by recent Typhoon Damrey. 

He spoke highly of the Vietnam-Mexico partnership’s growth over the past years, especially in economic with two-way trade reaching 2.3 billion USD in 2016, 10 times higher than that in 2006. 

He also thanked Mexico for recognising Vietnam’s market economy as well as the invitation by Mexico and the Pacific Alliance to Vietnam to be an observer of the organisaiton. 

For his part, President Enrique Pena Nieto lauded achievements that Vietnamese people have gained over the past years. He affirmed that Mexico always attaches great importance to developing all-round affiliation with Vietnam. 

He also expressed his belief that Vietnam will successfully host the APEC Year 2017 as well as the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in particular, leaving its imprint and making contributions for the APEC’s development. 

The two leaders agreed on measures to continue fostering and broadening bilateral ties in politics-diplomacy, economy-trade-investment, culture, science-technology and others. 

They stressed the need to maintain and enhance effectiveness of existing cooperation mechanisms, as well as the completion of legal frameworks through the signing of agreements, and the building of favourable environment for stronger connectivity between business communities of the two countries. 

Both sides also pledged to work closely at the United Nations, the APEC, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC), and other multilateral cooperation mechanisms.