A Chinese official has expressed his country's willingness to establish a new free trade agreement with Mexico.
Speaking to the press after a speech at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, China's ambassador to Mexico Qiu Xiaoqi said the Asian superpower has "great interest" in any deal that would strengthen trade links between the nations.
Currently, Mexico is China's second-largest trading partner in Latin America, while China is Mexico's second-largest trading partner in the world. Of particular note are Mexico's close economic and commercial ties with Hong Kong, which have become progressively more embedded.
Although no discussions on this topic have yet been held, the ambassador said China is keen to open talks with Mexico on this subject, saying that any agreement to facilitate trade between the regions would be "very worthy".
Mr Qiu added: "If we negotiate a free trade agreement, this will greatly favor trade exchanges between our two countries. There is no difficulty from China's side."