By Wu Hao
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 19 – At the invitation of the Mexican Ministry of Defense, the delegation of the Guard of Honor of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) attended the military parade for the 213th anniversary of Mexico's Independence Day on September 16.
The parade started around 10 am. More than 13,000 members from the Mexican Army, Air Force, Navy and National Guard, together with overseas representatives, attended the parade on the Zocalo Square in Mexico City. And the audience was deeply impressed by the heroic bearings of the Chinese PLA Guard of Honor at the ceremony.
Chinese Ambassador to Mexico Zhang Run visited the Chinese honor guard delegation during their stay in Mexico. He said that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the China-Mexico comprehensive strategic partnership, and the the delegation's participation in the Mexican military parade demonstrates the style of the Chinese military to representatives of the Mexican side and other countries, reflecting the great importance China attaches to the development of China-Mexico relations, enhancing the traditional friendship between the two militaries, and contributing to the promotion of the China-Mexico comprehensive strategic partnership.
A total of 19 foreign delegations were invited to the parade.