Li Changchun (L), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, meets with Mexican President Felipe Calderon (R) in Mexico City on March 21, 2007. Mexico is the first leg of his four-nation tour in Latin America and the Caribbean region.(Xinhua/Liu Jiansheng) Photo Gallery>>>
MEXICO CITY, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Li Changchun, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), said Wednesday that China is ready to work with Mexico to lift their bilateral strategic partnership to a new level.
During talks with Mexican President Felipe Calderon,
Li said China and Mexico are both developing countries that share
complementarity in many areas.
Mutually beneficial cooperation conforms with the
fundamental interests of both countries and has great significance for promoting
South-South cooperation, establishing a just and rational political and economic
order in the world and developing a harmonious world, Li said.
Calderon said the two countries have maintained
frequent exchanges of high-level visits in recent years, which in turn had
pushed forward bilateral cooperation in such fields as trade, economy and
Mexico places great importance on its relations with
China, and the growth of Mexico-China friendship has brought about a great deal
of opportunities and benefits for Mexico, he said.
The new government of Mexico will as always stick to
the one-China policy and strive to deepen the bilateral strategic partnership,
In recent years, China and Mexico, who established
diplomatic relations 35 years ago, have witnessed increasingly vigorous growth
in bilateral links.
Mexico has become the second largest trade partner of
China in Latin America. The two countries forged a strategic partnership in2005.
Under a joint action plan, the two countries carried out cultural exchanges on a
Mexico is the first leg of Li's visit to Latin
America. He will also visit Venezuela, Suriname and Peru.
Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, is the highest-ranking Chinese official to visit the region since Chinese President Hu Jintao came here two years ago.