President Luis Echeverria of Mexico, on his first trip abroad as head of state, is currently on a five-day visit of Japan.
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Background: President Luis Echeverria of Mexico, on his first trip abroad as head of state, is currently on a five-day visit of Japan. On Friday (March 10) -- day two of the visit -- highlights of the President's programme included a meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato.
The President is accompanied by a high-powered delegation. And in Japan his visit is regarded as a chance for Mexico to diversify economic ties, currently heavily dependent on the United States.
Included in the President's entourage are combinations experts. On another of Friday's engagements, they accompanied their head of state during a tour of the new Japan Broadcasting Corporation centre in Tokyo.
SYNOPSIS: Day two of the visit to Japan by Mexican President Luis Echeverria -- here shaking hands with Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato on Friday. President Echeverria is on his first trip abroad since becoming head of state at the end of 1970. He's accompanied on his five-day visit to Japan by a high-powered delegation, and the Japanese fully expect that talks will strengthen trade and economic ties between the two countries. It's felt that Maxico wants to diversify economic relations, at present heavily dependent on the United States.
The new centre of the Japan Broadcasting Corporation was another stop on the President's schedule on Friday. He was accompanied by his Minister of Communications, and this visit gave them both an opportunity to see television programmes being produced by one of the most advanced communication industries in the world. The Mexicans are hoping to attract Japanese technical and commercial investment in their own country.