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Carlos Isauro Félix Corona, Ambassador-designate to Malaysia, concurrent to Kiribati and Nauru sworn in by The Senate
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Carlos Isauro Félix Corona, Ambassador-designate to Malaysia, concurrent to Kiribati and Nauru sworn in by The Senate

06th December 2013

  • The Mexican Senate unanimously approved the designation of Ambassador Carlos Felix as head of the Embassy in Malaysia, concurrent to Kiribati and Nauru.

Ambassador Carlos Isauro Felix Corona is a graduate on International Relations from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and he has studied Diplomatic Affairs at the Diplomatic Institute of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, the Matias Romero Institute.

Ambassador Felix Corona is a career diplomat. He joined the Foreign Service in 1982 and was promoted to Ambassador in 2009.  From November 2007 he is Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco, California, United States.

He has served abroad as Minister for Political Affairs in the Embassy of Mexico in the United States (2001-2007), Deputy Consul General of Mexico in San Diego, California, United States (1995-1999), Deputy Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles, California, United States (1994-1995), Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Mexico in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia during the armed conflict period (1992-1994) and as Deputy Head of Mission in the Embassy of México in the Republic of Korea (1987-1991).

He has been posted at the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Mexico as Director General for the Protection of Mexicans abroad and Consular Affairs (1999-2001), Head of Department and Analyst at the Direction General of Treatises, Department of Law of the Sea; at the Direction General of United Nations, Department of Political Affairs and Disarmament; and International Borders and River issues (1982-1987).

Through his diplomatic experience Ambassador Felix Corona has expertise in migration, border, human rights and consular cooperation.  He was part of the team that negotiated a migratory agreement with the United States and participated in the design and implementation of the strategy of Mexico on the migratory debate in the United States.  He was a promoter of signing the first agreements between Mexico and the United States for the protection of the labor rights of all Mexican migrant workers, notwithstanding their migratory status.

When he was in charge of the Mexican Embassy in Belgrade during the disintegration of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, he organized and implemented the transfer of Mexicans from the region in conflict, and kept the update follow up of the process and the analysis of the impact in the region.

As Deputy Head of Mission in the Republic of Korea, he participated in the arrangements for the first resident Ambassador of Mexico in Seoul, as well as in the active promotion of the establishment of the main Korean companies in Mexico. He also fostered the academic and cultural exchange.

In Multilateral Affairs, Ambassador Felix Corona has dealt with issues of Law of the Sea, Disarmament, International Treatises and the Mexican north and south borders. Ambassador Felix Corona is member of Academic institutions like the commonwealth Club, World Affairs Council and the Pacific Council on International Affairs.

As Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco, Ambassador Felix served and empowered the vast Mexican community in the Bay Area and 13 counties throughout Northern California — including the states of Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii, and strengthened the ties between Mexico and northern California in economics, investment and trade; politics; culture and tourism. One of the several achievements during his tenure was the publishing of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) study Newcomers to the Aloha State: Challenges and Prospects for Mexicans in Hawaii, made possible due to the cooperation between the Mexican government, the University of Hawaii and the MPI, coordinated by Ambassador Felix.

In recognition of his tireless work on August 2013, Ambassador Felix was honored by the Senate of California in a special ceremony held at the state Capitol.

Ambassador Felix Corona is proficient in English, and has knowledge of French and Italian.

 


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