Mexico City, Mexico — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was presented with a good fortune dragon during a recent visit by the Chinese Ambassador to Mexico.
Ambassador Zhang Run presented the dragon during his recent National Palace visit with López Obrador. In turn, Zhang was presented with a locally made jaguar.
“He brought me a dragon as a gift and we reciprocated with a jaguar made by Mexican artisans,” the president highlighted in a video on his social networks.
The Ambassador explained that the dragon is the official symbol of the Chinese government for the Year of the Dragon, which will begin on February 10.
“It is a symbol of good luck. In fact, it has the name of Buenaventura Dragon. Through this we wish prosperity, peace and also a good harvest for Mexico,” Zhang explained.
López Obrador highlighted the good relations with the Chinese government and the support in emergencies such as COVID-19 and the most recent one, which occurred in Guerrero due to Hurricane Otis.
“We are grateful for the support we have received since the pandemic. We are not going to forget it. Now they are also helping us obtain household goods for victims of Acapulco and Coyuca and they are punctually fulfilling all commitments, which is why I am very pleased to receive him here in the office,” said the President.
López Obrador sent greetings to the President of the Republic of China, Xi Jinping and the people of that country.
Accompanying the ambassador were: the trade minister, Zou Chuanming. the head of the political section, Chen Xiang and the ambassador’s private secretary, Yao Xing.