Mexican President Visits Ukraine to Boost Business Ties

KIEV, Ukraine -- Mexican President Vicente Fox arrived in Kiev Sunday for a two-day visit with focus on boosting business ties between the two countries.

Mexican President Vicente Fox (L) tastes traditional welcoming bread and salt presented by Ukrainian girls in national costumes upon his arrival at Kiev airport

Fox, accompanied by a group of Mexican business leaders, is expected to meet with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and parliament speaker Volodymyr Lytyvn.

After the visit to Ukraine, the Mexican president will travel to Russia for a two-day visit, the first by a Mexican president since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

In Moscow, Fox is scheduled to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other officials as well as business leaders.

Source: Xinhua News