|Shen Yueyue (L) poses for a group photo with Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his wife during their meeting on December 1. [Xinhua]|
Shen, Vice-Chairperson of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, met with the new president of Mexico on the sidelines of the ceremony.
Shen conveyed her congratulations and best wishes to Lopez Obrador on behalf of Xi.
“China and Mexico are both important emerging economies. We are good friends and partners who share mutual trust and joint development. China will unswervingly advance its comprehensive strategic partnership with Mexico,” Shen said at the meeting.
“China is willing to work with Mexico to take the opportunity of the signing of the MoU in the implementation of Belt and Road initiative. We will promote the course for the development of China-Mexico relations with an emphasis upon common prosperity,” she added.
For his part, Lopez Obrador expressed his thanks to Xi for arranging a special envoy to attend the ceremony and extended his best regards to Xi through Shen.
Lopez Obrador emphasized that Mexico attaches great importance to the development of its relations with China and is willing to maintain closer contact and dialogue with China, explore the potentials of their cooperation, and bring more benefits to both countries and their people.
(Source: Xinhua / Translated and edited by Women of China)
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