Martha Bárcena will represent Mexico in the inauguration of Biden

In the case of the next North American ambassador, the director for North America indicated that they will await the appointment made by the Biden administration. Photo: @EmbamexEUA

MEXICO CITY.

The representative of Mexico at the inauguration of the President of the United States, Joe Biden this following Wednesday, will be Ambassador Martha Bárcena. Meanwhile, the approval of the still government of Donald Trump to the proposal of Esteban Moctezuma as new ambassador is expected for the next few days, reported Roberto Velasco, director and head of the office of the Undersecretary for North America of the Foreign Ministry.

“For the inauguration of the elected president, Biden, already as president of the United States, it is very important to say that the United States historically its tradition is to invite only the accredited ambassador in Washington. In this case, who would represent Mexico would be our ambassador Martha Bárcena ”.

At a press conference, he ruled out that it was impolite not to have waited for Biden to assume the presidency to send the request for approval, because it is a process between states and also, he added, the transition office has already learned of this proposal.

“The approval has already been requested, we hope it will be granted at any time and of course the transition team of the president-elect is aware and as soon as the approval is granted to proceed with the subsequent ratification before the Senate of the Republic.

– Was there not impoliteness in not waiting for the new administration to take office to request approval?

“No, it is something that President Biden’s transition team is aware of, so I do not see where the discourtesy would be, it is a procedure between states and between governments in office, it is not a procedure with a particular government,” he stressed.

In the case of the next North American ambassador, once Christopher Landau announced the end of his term on January 20, the director for North America indicated that they will await the appointment made by the Biden administration.

“The appointment of the new ambassador has to be made by the new government, Ambassador Landau-who is a good friend and someone we appreciate very much-will leave office on January 20 and then it will be up to the next administration to appoint an ambassador and we will make the request for agreement or approval in a timely manner “

TOPIC AGENDA WITH BIDEN

The director and head of the office of the Undersecretary for North America of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stressed that the agenda of topics that they have discussed with President Biden’s transition team has to do with cooperation for the development of southern Mexico and Northern Central America to stop migration, as well as combat arms trafficking and maintain a simultaneous process of mass vaccination against Covid-19 in the three North American countries.

“And that is what we are doing, the three countries have been working so that we have a vaccination simultaneously so that the economic recovery also happens simultaneously in the three countries because we have all these essential supply chains and the most important thing is that let us have all our populations vaccinated to get them going ”.

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