Sunday, February 19, 2017

Mexico's Likely Next Envoy to US: Ties at ‘Critical' Point
Image from article, with caption: People pass graffiti along the border structure in Tijuana, Mexico, Jan. 25, 2017.

Mexico's nominee to be its next ambassador to the United States said Thursday that the two countries' relationship is at a “critical” juncture with the new administration of President Donald Trump.

Ahead of high-level talks scheduled for next week in Mexico City, ambassador-in-waiting Geronimo Gutierrez Fernandez said Mexico must pursue a good relationship with Washington but that should not come “at all costs nor under just any conditions,” or in a way that is “to the detriment of national interest.” ...

He outlined a five-point plan for Mexico's embassy in Washington: playing a key role in bilateral negotiations; launching an “unprecedented'' public diplomacy effort; working closely with the U.S. Congress and state and local governments; consular protection for Mexicans in the United States; and management of the border relationship. ...

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