China, key country in Mexico economic diversification strategy


It is one of the key nations in the strategy of economic diversification that has been drawn by the president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, for his government.

At the end of his working visit to China, the future Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón, pointed out that this Asian country is one of the key nations in the strategy of economic diversification drawn by the elected president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, for his government.

In a statement, he reported that on the occasion of the invitation the Chinese government made to the president-elect to participate in the Import Fair, he met with the State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi. , who conveyed the interest of López Obrador to open a new chapter in the bilateral relationship.

For his part, the minister extended the invitation to Mexico to be part of the Belt and Road of the Silk Road initiative, the most important economic initiative of the Chinese government.

Marcelo Ebrard explained that China announced a greater opening of its internal markets since it will lower 1,600 tariff fractions in a wide range of products and facilitate the entry of products from other countries.

He said that considering that it is the second economy in the world, the presence of Mexico was very important.

Also, as part of the delegation, attended the future secretary of Economy, Graciela Márquez Colín, and the elected governor of Chiapas, Rutilio Escandón Cadenas, who attended the opening an exhibition of the Import Fair of China, before his interest in increasing relations with that country, since both are states with coast to the Pacific and port.

As part of this visit, Marcelo Ebrard attended the inauguration of the Imports Fair, an event in which the host president, Xi Jinping; the general director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde; the general director of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevêdo, and 15 heads of state who attended as guests.

In that exhibition, Ebrard visited the Mexico stand and toured the Anting automotive industry park where Chinese electric car models are developed and autonomous vehicles are tested.

The next chancellor also met with the governor of Jiangsu Province, Wu Zhenglong, and visited Kunshan and Jiangbei, considered Special Development Economic Zones.

“We have previously visited Japan and the president has held meetings with the ambassadors of Asia and the Pacific, as well as with the foreign minister of Japan, all this as part of his strategy to strengthen the presence of Mexico in that region,” he added.

Source: Notimex, Forbes

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