January 22, 2021 | 8:51 pm
Esteban Moctezuma received the go-ahead from the United States to become Mexico’s ambassador to that country.
“The Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) announces that the Government of the United States of America has granted its approval for Esteban Moctezuma Barragán to serve as extraordinary ambassador and plenipotentiary of Mexico in that country,” the agency said in a statement on Friday.
“By virtue of the foregoing, in the next few days the SRE will send the Senate of the Republic the appointment of Moctezuma Barragán for ratification.”
On December 16, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that he had chosen the head of the Ministry of Public Education to serve in the position left by Martha Bárcena, who announced his retirement after a 43-year career.
“In case of being ratified by the Senate, Moctezuma Barragán will have the task of assisting in the presentation of a common approach to development and well-being between Mexico and the United States, based on mutual respect and shared hope,” said the SRE.
This Friday, López Obrador made the first call with Joe Biden as president of the United States.
“We spoke with President Biden, he was kind and respectful. We deal with issues related to migration, # COVID19 and cooperation for development and well-being. Everything indicates that relations will be good for the good of our peoples and nations ”, published the president of Mexico on his Twitter account.