China-Mexico relations at "their best moment"

"China and Mexico have signed around 100 agreements during 45 years of diplomatic relations, and almost half have been signed in the last five years”
José Luis Bernal Rodríguez the ambassador of Mexico to China – Photo: Taken from: José Luis Bernal twitter account
17/11/2017
12:03
Guadalupe Galván
Beijing
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China-Mexico relations are at "their best moment in history," and the reelection of President Xi Jinping as General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China is great news for Mexico since Xi Jinping is interested in "strengthening bilateral ties" assured José Luis Bernal Rodríguez the ambassador of Mexico to China in an interview with EL UNIVERSAL.

José Luis Bernal Rodríguez emphasizes that both Xi Jinping and Enrique Peña Nieto "agree on maintaining a strategic association," and he adds Xi Jinping "has a particular appreciation" for Mexico, as demonstrated by sending aid after the devastating earthquakes that struck the country, an 8.2-magnitude quake on September 7 followed by a 7.1-magnitude quake on September 19.

Bernal Rodríguez highlights that both leaders have met seven times "to discuss the bilateral relationship,” and adds that China is the second most important economic partner for Mexico in the world.

Last year, the bilateral trade reached over USD$ 75 billion, and according to Bernal Rodríguez of the nearly USD$65 billion that China import, 70% of the products are industrial inputs incorporated into transformation processes in Mexico.

"China and Mexico have signed around 100 agreements during 45 years of diplomatic relations, and almost half have been signed in the last five years,” he explains.
Most of the investments are in the industrial sector, excelling the electronic, telecommunications and energy sectors.

According to Bernal Rodríguez, "China is moving quickly. It is already the second power in the world. The second economic power,” thus “we are great strategic partners, and we have an attractive possibility for diversifying our relationship in cooperation, learning, and more because this market will continue to grow. 

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