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Wang Yi Speaks with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard on the Phone

2020-12-31

On December 31, 2020, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a phone conversation with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard at the latter's request.

Wang Yi said China has always regarded Mexico as an important strategic cooperative partner, and will unswervingly promote the long-term friendship between the two countries and firmly support Mexico in developing its economy and improving people's livelihood. In April this year, President Xi Jinping had a phone conversation with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, charting the course for anti-pandemic cooperation between the two sides and the development of bilateral relations. China speaks highly of Mexico's positive contribution to the continuous development of the China-CELAC Forum (CCF). The new year will bring new opportunities for the relations between China and Mexico and between China and the CELAC. China and Mexico need to keep high-level contacts, deepen political mutual trust, elevate the bilateral relations to a new level and maintain the momentum for growth in the China-CELAC relations.

Wang Yi said that Mexico is a big emerging and developing country, and China supports Mexico in performing its duties as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). China is willing to further enhance coordination and cooperation between the two sides in multilateral fields, and work together to uphold multilateralism and the norms of international relations, and expand the rights and interests of developing countries, and looks forward to strengthening solidarity and cooperation with Mexico in all fields.

Wang Yi said that China attaches great importance to Mexico's request for vaccine cooperation. From the perspective of China-Mexico friendship, the Chinese government supports Chinese enterprises in carrying out vaccine cooperation with Mexico, and is ready to coordinate the connection between Chinese enterprises and the Mexican side, and promote the cooperation in strict compliance with laws and regulations. He believes that under the leadership of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico will defeat the virus at an early date.

Marcelo Ebrard said that a friend in need is a friend indeed. Mexico regards China as a partner and friend sticking together through thick and thin. He thanks China for its strong support in Mexico's fight against the pandemic, expressing hopes that the Chinese government will facilitate Mexico's purchase of Chinese vaccines. Mexico is ready to take its holding of the rotating presidency of the CELAC as an opportunity to push for more achievements in Mexico-China and CELAC-China relations. Mexico also thanks China for its support for Mexico's non-permanent membership of the UNSC and is ready to continue strengthening cooperation with China in multilateral areas.

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