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AMBASSADOR EDUARDO MEDINA MORA PRESENTED CREDENTIALS TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
Monday, 14 January 2013 16:03

Washington, DC.
January 14th, 2013

 

 

AMBASSADOR EDUARDO MEDINA MORA PRESENTED CREDENTIALS TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

 

 

Eduardo Medina Mora, Mexico’s new Ambassador to the United States, presented his credentials to President Barack Obama today, thus becoming formally accredited as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America.

Ambassador Medina Mora conveyed to President Obama the warm greetings from Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto and underscored his determination to implement the Mexican government’s priorities on the vast array of issues on the Mexico-U.S. bilateral agenda.

“Our future economic growth and prosperity will increasingly hinge in our ability to work together to enhance trade, strengthen our competitiveness and effectively manage our border”, President Obama said upon receiving Ambassador Medina Mora’s credentials.

Ambassador Medina Mora was born in Mexico City on January 30th 1957. He received a Law Degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). From November 2009 to January 2013 he served as Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and as Permanent Representative of Mexico to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), for which he has elected as the President of its General Assembly for 2011-2013 period, the International Coffee Organization (ICO), the International Sugar Organization (ISO), and the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO).

In his career in the public sector, he has served as Attorney General of Mexico (2006-2009), Secretary for Public Security (2005-2006), and Director General of the Centre for Investigation and National Security (2000-2005). He served as member of the Public Security Cabinet and of the National Security Council (2000-2009), and he chaired the National Public Security Council (2005-2006).

In the private sector Ambassador Medina Mora was Deputy Director General of DESC Group (1991-2000). He also headed the Legal Advisory Group that advised the Government of Mexico during the negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its parallel agreements, he was Legal Advisor to the National Agricultural Council and member of its National Executive Committee, as well as National Counselor of the Business Coordinating Council.

He is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Mexican Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Ambassador Medina Mora is married and has three children.

 


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