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Heads of State of China and Mexico Jointly Meet the Press

On June 4, 2013, President Xi Jinping and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto jointly met the press following their talks.

Xi Jinping said, I held fruitful talks with President Pena Nieto, and reached important consensus. We jointly announce to upgrade China-Mexico relationship to the comprehensive strategic partnership. It fully embodies the spirit of mutual respect, equality and sincere cooperation.

Xi Jinping stressed, the long-term friendship between China and Mexico is in the fundamental interest of the two countries and the two peoples. China has always viewed and developed China-Mexico relationship from a strategic perspective and taken Mexico as a good friend and good partner in Latin America. We are willing to make joint efforts with the Mexican side to continuously deepen the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, to promote common development and to make greater contributions for safeguarding world peace, development and prosperity.

Pena Nieto said that President Xi Jinping's visit will push forward the mutual trust, cooperation and friendship between Mexico and China to a higher level. Both sides decided to upgrade the bilateral relationship to the comprehensive strategic partnership and signed the joint statement. It has unveiled a new chapter for the relations between the two countries. The Mexican side appreciates China's efforts to boost the relations between the two countries and will join the efforts with the Chinese side to enhance cooperation in all fields and to create a bright future for the two peoples.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu and Yang Jiechi were present.

In the afternoon of the same day, President Xi Jinping's wife Mme. Peng Liyuan, accompanied by Mexican President Pena Nieto's wife Angelica Rivera, visited Federico Gomez Children's Hospital. Peng Liyuan listened to the Director of the Hospital for an introduction and visited the hospitalized children in the surgical ward, asking about their condition. Outside the surgical ward, Peng Liyuan met with a lady doctor from China who is doing medical research at the hospital. Peng Liyuan encouraged her to contribute more for children's medical research. Peng Liyuan then came to the cancer treatment center. The children receiving treatment there said "Ni Hao" ( "hello" n Chinese ) to Peng Liyuan i. Peng Liyuan wished the children for a soon recovery and welcomed them to visit China in the future. Peng Liyuan said to Rivera, it is our responsibility to call upon care and love from the whole society to the children, especially for those suffered from illness. We may start exchanges for children's health care between the two countries from now on.

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