The Secretary of
Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, opened the ninth China-LAC Business
Summit, mechanism of promotion and a platform that seeks a greater economic
cooperation between China and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
In the event,
Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal said it was unthinkable that Mexico could be
projected itself into the world without a strategic policy of relationship with
China, of the depth that a country of that size and global leadership has today
in the international politics.
He recalled the
fruitful and permanent bilateral dialogues and the mutual visits of the
presidents Enrique Peña Nieto and Xi Jinping; the initiatives such as the
Mexico-China Fund for financing investments; the announcement of Chinese
investments in telecommunications and auto parts; the recognition of the
appellation of origin of the tequila and the opening of berries (blackberries,
blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and bilberries) in the Chinese market.
When he referred to
the trade disputes with China, the Secretary of Economy emphasized that it is
important to place them in their proper dimension, that does not distort the
significant magnitude of the strategic relationship and look clear roads and
with a method to settle them.
"That is why
the relationship we now have with China is that of a high standard, designed
with the will of our leaders to further advance in the XXI century the Mexico's
relationship with Asia, certainly channeled by the most important country of
the Asian continent", he pointed out.
Fuhe, Vice President of the twelfth National Committee of the Consultative
Political Conference of the Chinese People, declared that these kind of
activities allow to further strengthen the trade relations between China and
Latin America and the Caribbean.
General of ProMéxico, Francisco Gonzalez Díaz, said that the business summit
will be very fruitful, "as it will allow them to know at first hand the
competitive advantages and opportunities offered by our country." He said
it will be a rewarding experience with great potential for the trade and
investment between the regions.
He said that
"China-LAC is a window of new business opportunities that bring near the
participating companies of our regions in a spirit of fraternity, innovation
The President of
the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology
(COMCE, by its initials in Spanish), Valentin Díez Morodo, stated that
"this meeting has become a real platform that seeks to strengthen the
economic cooperation between China and the countries of Latin America and the
Caribbean, especially focused on the momentum of the trade and
On behalf of the
Governor of Jalisco, Aristóteles Sandoval, the Secretary General of the
Government of the state, Roberto López Lara said that "the national and
foreign investors can be confident about the business climate that Mexico
offers, which is one of the most reliable".
He argued that
"the Triple Helix strategy has paid off, so the academy, the authorities
and society we remain on a path of development and generation of greater
opportunities for everyone".
The China-LAC Business
Summit aims to promote the business relations between both regions and the
participation of over 700 Chinese, Latin American and Caribbean companies are
In this ninth
edition, jointly promoted by ProMéxico and the China Council for the Promotion
of International Trade (CChFCI), the attendees will find business partners and
counterparts for their proposals, as well as updated and good value information
for the development of their initiatives.
For Mexico, being
the host in 2015 means the opportunity to join in our country to the big
players in the economic scenario of these regions and the privilege to show the
similarities and trends that shape the future of this relationship.
Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, the President of the National
Institute of the Entrepreneur (INADEM, by its initials in Spanish), Enrique
Jacob Rocha; the Coordinator of Delegations of the Secretariat of Economy (SE,
by its initials in Spanish), Jorge Cantú Valderrama; and the Chief of the Unit in
Jalisco, Mario Gutiérrez Treviño.
The event was attended by
Zhang Wei, Vice Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of
International Trade; and Jose Palacios Jiménez, Secretary of Economic
Development of Jalisco, among others.