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Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto reiterated his country's desire to strengthen ties between Asia and Latin America in a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday.
The Mexican president recognized "the importance of advancing cooperation in Asia and Latin America" during the meeting, a statement released by Mexico's Foreign Ministry said.
Pena Nieto, who visited China and Japan earlier in April, said Mexico had a renewed interest in "participating actively in the Asia-Pacific economy, for which Japan is a strategic partner," the statement added.
Mexico has invited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit the Latin American country, the statement said.