Mexican President Vicente Fox says Russia has signaled its interest in deep water drilling for natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. Fox made his comments Tuesday after Kremlin talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader thanked Mr. Fox for Mexico's support of Russia's efforts for World Trade Organization membership.
Earlier, in an address to students at Moscow State University, Mr. Fox called for increased Mexican trade with Russia and he expressed support for efforts to reform the United Nations.
A large group of Mexican business people is traveling with Mr. Fox. On Wednesday, he will meet with officials of Russia's Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Putin visited Mexico a year ago.
President Fox just concluded a two-day visit to Ukraine.
Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.