Press Release No. 001

Mexico, D. F., January 5th, 2014

The XXV Annual Meeting of Ambassadors and Consuls of Mexico starts this Monday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

From January 6th, to 10th, 2014, the XXV Annual Meeting of Ambassadors and Consuls of Mexico will be held at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This meeting summons the heads of the Mexican representations abroad and the high level officials of the Foreign Ministry; as well as representatives of other federal agencies, state governments and prominent national and international speakers.

The agenda of this meeting is structured around the five guiding principles established by President Enrique Peña Nieto since the beginning of his administration: achieve a Mexico at peace; achieve an Inclusive Mexico; build a Mexico with quality education; promote a prosperous Mexico and consolidate a Mexico with global responsibility.

During the morning sessions of January 6th, 7th, and 8th, the heads of the agencies responsible of achieving the five major national goals, framed in each of these guiding principles, as well as representatives of other ministries and decentralized Federal Government agencies will address Mexican diplomats on the progress achieved during the first year of this administration and future priority tasks.

The program also includes keynote lectures by renowned specialists. The first will focus on development and migration, while the second will concentrate on the role of contemporary diplomacy facing global challenges. In addition, workshops will be given on key issues for the everyday tasks carried out by the Mexican diplomats, such as consular affairs, communication, economic and tourism promotion.

On Thursday and Friday four panels dedicated to analyze priority aspects of Mexico 's international agenda will take place, including the projections of the G20, the new opportunities offered in the international arena on education and research, the challenges of the Development Agenda Post- 2015 and present and future evolution of the Pacific Alliance.

The XXV Annual Meeting of Ambassadors and Consuls of Mexico will conclude on January 10th, with a working Peña luncheon at the National Palace where President Enrique Nieto will share with the Ambassadors and Consuls of Mexico the guidelines of his government’s foreign policy for the coming year and the priority tasks for Mexico to become an actor with global responsibility.