The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces that Eduardo Medina Mora has presented his resignation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to the United States to President Enrique Peña Nieto.

The Ministry has notified the U.S. Department of State that, in accordance with legal procedure, Ambassador Alejandro Estivill Castro, the current Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, will serve as Acting Ambassador until a new ambassador is named and ratified.

After being notified of his resignation, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, recognized the distinguished labor carried out by Eduardo Medina Mora as head of the embassy. At the same time, he thanked him for his contribution toward maintaining the excellent ties of friendship and cooperation between Mexico and the United States of America, promoting the concept of North America as the most prosperous and competitive region in the world, and defending the interests of Mexicans in the neighboring country.

Secretary Meade wished Eduardo Medina Mora the best of success in his new position in the Mexican Judiciary.

Alejandro Estivill Castro holds the rank of ambassador and has been a member of the Mexican Foreign Service since 1993. Among other positions, he has served as Director General for North America in the Foreign Ministry, as well as Deputy Chief of Mission and Acting Ambassador of the Embassy of Mexico to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.