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Liu Yandong Meets with Minister of Culture Rafael Tovar of Mexico
2016/08/10

On August 9, 2016 local time, Vice Premier Liu Yandong met in Mexico City with Minister of Culture Rafael Tovar of Mexico.

Liu Yandong expressed that in recent years, China-Mexico relations enjoy rapid development and practical cooperation in all fields is moving towards in-depth development. With the promotion of culture and education sub-committee, science and technology sub-committee, tourism working group and other cooperation mechanisms under China-Mexico Inter-governmental Standing Committee, bilateral people-to-people and cultural exchanges have achieved fruitful results with increasingly expanding scale of educational and cultural exchanges, continuously broadening cooperation fields and gradually enriching connotation.

Liu Yandong introduced the development of China's educational and cultural reform and noted that as ancient civilizations and major cultural countries, China and Mexico enjoy enormous potential and broad prospect in enhancing educational and cultural cooperation. It is hoped that both sides can take the 2016 China-Latin America Cultural Exchange Year and the 2017 Chinese Culture Year in Mexico as opportunities to strengthen exchanges and mutual learning, constantly expand exchanges and cooperation, and enhance mutual understanding between the two peoples, so as to enrich the connotation of China-Mexico comprehensive strategic partnership.

Rafael Tovar expressed that Mexico and China enjoy a sound relationship and Mexico commits itself to continuously consolidating and promoting Mexico-China comprehensive strategic partnership. At present, the Mexican government is dedicated to promoting structural reforms in education, culture and other fields. Mexico hopes to learn from China's successful experience, explore potential and further enhance bilateral exchanges and cooperation in culture and education.

After the meeting, Liu Yandong witnessed the signing of the joint declaration on enhancing cooperation in culture and arts between the two Ministries of Culture.

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