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Vice-premier pledges support for inter-parliamentary cooperation with Mexico

Updated: Aug 10,2016 8:04 PM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong meets with Jesus Zambrano Grijalva, president of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico, in Mexico City, capital of Mexico, on Aug 9.[Photo/Xinhua]

MEXICO CITY — The Chinese government will continue to support exchanges and cooperation between the legislative bodies of China and Mexico, visiting Vice-Premier Liu Yandong said on Aug 9.

China-Mexico relations have entered a new phase of all-around and rapid development since the two countries announced the establishment of a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2013 during President Xi Jinping’s state visit, Liu said in a meeting with Jesus Zambrano Grijalva, president of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico.

She said China and Mexico have maintained frequent high-level exchanges and close exchanges and cooperation in various fields, adding that her visit aims at boosting the two countries’ exchanges and cooperation in such areas as education, science, technology, culture and health, and to increase mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples.

Liu called on the two countries’ legislative bodies to play a constructive role in boosting the China-Mexico comprehensive strategic partnership.

For his part, Zambrano Grijalva spoke highly of Liu’s extensive contacts and exchanges with all walks of life in Mexico, saying the two countries’ consensus for cooperation in education, culture and other fields will help consolidate and advance bilateral ties.

The Chamber of Deputies of Mexico is willing to strengthen exchanges with the National People’s Congress of China and actively push forward the two countries’ friendship and cooperation, he said.

The exchanges and mutual learning between Mexico and China, as two models of multicultural harmony and coexistence, will not only help their reform and development, but also help promote a harmonious and inclusive world civilization, he said.