At a meeting with Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, Duong expressed a hope of stepping up business cooperation between the two sides to help boost trade and investment and the multifaceted partnership between Vietnam and Mexico.

Governor of Jalisco state Enrique Alfaro Ramírez receives Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Nguyen Hoai Duong (left).

For his part, the Mexican Governor affirmed his willingness to fortify his state’s friendship and economic and trade ties with Vietnamese localities, highlighting the potential for joint work in strategic sectors such as manufacturing, IT, footwear, and garments and textiles.

Host and guest agreed that the two countries' enterprises should take advantage of the opportunities brought about by free trade agreements, in particular the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

While in Jalisco, the ambassador also attended the opening ceremony of Vietnam’s honorary consulate in Guadalajara city - the first of its kind in Mexico and Latin America.

Saying its establishment will contribute to the elevation of amity and cooperation in economy, tourism, and culture, Duong highlighted that bilateral trade has increased by 10 to 15 percent each year over the last decade. Two-way trade exceeded 6 billion USD in 2019 and was close to 4 billion USD in the first nine months of 2020.

The Honorary Consul, Miguel Ángel Landeros, vowed to advance bilateral relations in all fields.

Also head of the Western Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade (COMCE de Occidente), he announced that a Mexican business delegation will soon make a fact-finding trip to Vietnam.

The ambassador also took part in an online workshop on Vietnam - Mexico business opportunities and visited a statue of President Ho Chi Minh at Guadalajara’s international friendship centre.

Source: VNA