The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) hereby informs that President Enrique Peña Nieto has nominated Dr. Miguel Basáñez Ebergenyi as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Mexico to the United States.

Basáñez Ebergenyi holds a degree in Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), a Master of Public Administration from the University of Warwick, a master in Political Philosophy from the University of London and a doctorate in political sociology from the University of London.

In his career he has played important roles in public administration, among them as CEO of evaluation of the Presidency of Mexico, as private secretary to the Governor of the State of Mexico, as private secretary to the Secretary of Energy and as Attorney General of the State of Mexico.

In academia, he has served as Associate Director of the Institute of Cultural Change at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, as well as Director of Special Projects, Research, and Teaching at the same institution. He has authored numerous books, articles and research related to electoral processes and polling.

In his position as leader of the Mexican Embassy in the United States, Dr. Basáñez will strive to strengthen the bilateral relationship and to position Mexico as an actor with global responsibility and as a country in continuous and positive transformation.

To this end, Dr. Basáñez will promote the empowerment of the Mexican community in the United States, the continued integration of a competitive and dynamic economy, the development of a secure and efficient border, the consolidation of an integrated approach rooted in shared responsibility on all security issues, as well as greater visibility to the positive changes that are improving the lives of Mexico’s citizens.

The bilateral relationship between Mexico and the United States is the most profound and complex of any two countries in the world. It is sustained by a strategic, multi-faceted and multi-level agenda that spans the private and public sectors and covers political, economic, commercial, environmental, energy, border management, and security issues.

In 2014, bilateral trade between Mexico and the United States totaled 534 billion dollars. America has become the main trading partner of Mexico, while Mexico is the third largest trading partner of the United States. Moreover, there are 11.4 million Mexican-born people living in the United States, and close to 1 million US citizens living in our country.