Mexico and China strengthen military relations

Mexican military representatives signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on academic and military cooperation with China in a move to strengthen and deepen military relations between the two countries (Prensa Latina, 28 October 2016 and El Universal). During their working trip to China, Mexican Secretaries of National Defense and the Navy Salavador Cienfuegos and Vidal Francisco Soberón met with Chinese Deputy Chairman of the Central Military Commission Fang Changlong and agreed on the pact (Prensa Latina). The MOU was signed between China’s University of National Defense and Mexico’s National Defense College and officials hope it will raise their level of military relations to a new height and enhance their strategic partnership in the future (El Universal and Prensa Latina).