Guitiérrez, who is also a member of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico, said the PT wishes to promote cooperation programs between the two parties as well as with Hai Phong, especially in fields that have seen fruitful partnerships, including acupuncture, communications, and personnel training.

Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Committee of Hai Phong city Tran Luu Quang (eighth from right), General Secretary of the Mexican Labour Party Alberto Anaya Guitiérrez (ninth from right), and other officials pose for a photo at the meeting on December 1.

These partnerships have helped promote Vietnam’s image in Mexico and Latin America, and assisted the PT in promoting its reputation in its country and the region, he noted, suggesting cooperation be expanded to new areas that match both sides’ strengths and potential.

Expressing his hope for increased cooperation between the two countries, including between Mexico and Hai Phong, the host said his city always welcomes and will provide the best possible conditions for Mexican enterprises and investors to operate.

Hai Phong currently does not have any FDI projects from Mexican investors.

In 2021, exports to Mexico through Hai Phong Port surpassed USD 17.8 million, while imports were valued at more than USD 13,000. In the first nine months of 2022, Vietnam’s shipments to this market through the port city topped USD 16 million, and imports approximated USD 132,000.

The main exports include electrical devices and components (about 57%), footwear (18%), stationery (13%), and textiles and garments (9%). Meanwhile, the main imports from Mexico through the port were railway spare parts (93%) and processed food (7%), statistics showed.

Source: VNA