Mexican President Vicente Fox met with Chinese State Councilor
Chen Zhili on Tuesday on further promotion of cultural and
educational cooperation between the two countries.
The meeting came on the sidelines of the sixth meeting of the
E-9 ministers of education, held in Monterrey, northern Mexico.
Chen is here attending the meeting of the E-9, an education
organization of the world's most populous nations.
During the meeting, Fox said Mexico and China, both of which
enjoy a long history and brilliant culture, have seen closer
communications and expansion of cooperation in various fields over
More and more Chinese entrepreneurs invest in Mexico and the
opening of the Confucius institutes is of great significance, Fox
said, adding Mexico is willing to help promote teaching of the
Spanish language and train more Spanish-spoken people.
Fox said strengthening cultural and educational cooperation will
help strengthen the bilateral relations, and that Mexico hopes to
make joint efforts with China in this regard.
Chen said that the two countries have scored remarkable
achievements since they forged diplomatic ties 34 years ago.
She said that China is willing to cement mutually-beneficial
cooperation in various fields so as to achieve common
Chen expressed China's willingness to work with Mexico to
enhance educational and scientific cooperation by strengthening
personnel exchange in the related fields.
The two-day E-9 meeting began on Monday with the aim to promote
educational cooperation among nine nations: Bangladesh, Brazil,
China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria and Pakistan.
(Xinhua News Agency February 16, 2006)