Mexico and China are committed to strengthening relations in high-level meeting.
Mexico, July 29 .- Some 150 Chinese officials and high-level Mexican and related transport, science and technology, culture, commerce and tourism began today in the Mexican capital, the discussions on how to strengthen bilateral relations in a meeting described by the two countries as "extremely important."
For two days, the officials discussed in the framework of the IV Meeting Mexico-China Binational challenges common, buy kinah, to both nations, such as disarmament and non proliferation, organized crime and climate change, with special attention in the past .
The delegations are led by the Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa, and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jichei, who also went after the commencement of works to the official residence of Los Pinos to support, along, ffxiv gil, with other officials, a meeting with President Felipe Calderon.
The meeting was described by both sides as "extremely important" because it will define the Joint Action Programme of the two countries for the period from 2011 to 1925 and tried to deepen the strategic partnership that unites them since 2003.
The Chinese minister said China has deepened in recent years their, ffxiv gil, friendship and dialogue with Mexico.
Espinosa, meanwhile, underlines the determination of his country to become a partner in the Asian giant.
The Chinese minister forecast that the upcoming UN Summit on Climate Change (COP16), which the Mexican city of Cancun welcome you in December, will offer "positive results".
The meeting at the official residence of Los Pinos, the Mexican president expressed his pleasure at the realization of the bilateral meeting.
Calderon take this opportunity to express "his sincere condolences to the people and Government of China for the loss of human lives that have caused the recent torrential rains in that country."
Minister Jiechi manifesto to Calderon that Mexico sees China as a strategic ally and expressed the intention of his Government to continue strengthening the Permanent Binational Commission, while reiterating his country's gratitude for the support of Mexico to the policy of a single China.
According to an official during the administration of Calderon, launched in December 2006, "has increased the frequency of high-level political contacts (with China) through the exchange of visits and meetings in the framework of multilateral forums" .
Calderon and Chinese President Hu Jintao, met on three occasions, in the framework of the G8 Summit (Germany, June 2007), in the XV Economic Leaders Meeting of APEC (Australia, September 2007) and during the visit State of the Mexican president to China in July 2008.
China is the second trade partner of Mexico in the world and first in the Asia-Pacific. In the period 2000-2009, trade was increased nearly eleven times, going from 3.1 million to 34.7 million dollars.
From January to March 2010, the exchanges amounted to 9.6 billion dollars, an increase of 31.2% over the same period the previous year.
In 2009, copper ores and concentrates were the main Mexican products exported, while the assemblies for flat screenstressed in Chinese sales to Mexico.
China is the sixth investor in Mexico among the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. Companies like Golden Dragon, Lenovo Group, Jianchu Group, Huaxi Group, Giant Chinese Engine Company, ZTE Corporation and Huawei Technologies develops business in Mexico.
Meanwhile, Mexican companies such as Grupo Modelo, Bimbo, Gruma, Interceramic and Nemak have successfully entered the Chinese market, said Cancilleria. mav / gt / cg