Seven cooperation accords were signed with Mexico on Monday to facilitate trade, tourism and judiciary exchanges.
Vice President Zeng Qinghong attended the signing ceremony in Mexico City with Mexican President Vicente Fox. Beforehand, the two held talks and reached consensus on boosting ties.
Yesterday, Zeng went on to Cancun in southeastern Mexico, and he winds his visit up today.
The accords covered areas including: criminal judicial assistance, maritime transportation, Chinese traveling to Mexico, sanitation and plant sanitation, quarantine requirements for fruits, and loans.
This is the first leg of Zeng’s five-nation tour of Latin America and the Caribbean. He will go on to visit Peru, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica.
Zeng is also to attend the opening ceremony of the first ministerial-level meeting of the China-Caribbean Economy and Trade Cooperation Forum 2005 on February 2 in Kingston, capital of Jamaica.
(Xinhua News Agency January 26, 2005)