17 Nov 2017 12:04

Russian, Mexican FMs see good prospects for bilateral relations

MOSCOW. Nov 17 (Interfax) - Mexico expects to continue to develop bilateral relations with Russia, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Caso said.

"For Mexico, Russia is a country with a very rich history. Also, Russia is a country of opportunities, but we would like to follow the path toward bolstering our relations," he said at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow.

Videgaray Caso thanked Lavrov and Russian President Vladimir Putin for sending humanitarian aid to Mexico in the wake of an earthquake in September 2017.

"Before we begin discussing the international agenda, I would like to thank you for the humanitarian aid you provided after the earthquake in September of this year. It helped our people a lot. This assistance will always remain in our heart," he said.

Lavrov, for his part, said that Russian-Mexican relations have good prospects.

"Our relations have good prospects. The peoples of the Russian Federation and Mexico have always felt affection for each other," Lavrov said.

"Today we will have the opportunity to discuss in greater detail and more comprehensively how we should interact," he said.

Hopefully, the sides will be able to discuss all issues concerning their bilateral relations and compare notes on the international agenda during today's talks, he said.