Today, Ambassador Miguel Basáñez presented his credentials to President Barack Obama, thus becoming formally accredited as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to the United States of America.

During the ceremony at the White House, Ambassador Miguel Basáñez conveyed the warm greetings from Mexico´s President, Enrique Peña Nieto, and underscored that he remains committed to strengthening the open dialogue and the bilateral relationship exsiting between the two countries.

Ambassador Basáñez acknowledged President Obama´s “visionary leadership and foresight by allowing undocumented immigrants from around the world to contribute more to the economic and social strength of the United States through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and other like-minded initiatives”.

Finally, Ambassador Basáñez expressed that “Mexico shares President Obama´s concerns about regulating arms trade and welcomes that bilateral efforts in security are based on the principle of shared responsibility.”

The work plan of Ambassador Basáñez aims at consolidating the bilateral relation and to effectively position Mexico with its complete potential among the American people: a country undergoing profound and modern transformation and an actor with global responsibility.

To achieve these goals, Ambassador Basáñez proposes a new architecture for the bilateral relation; the empowerment of Mexican communities in the United States; fostering a dynamic and competitive economy for joint prosperity; dissemination of undergoing transformations in Mexico; a secure and modern border; and deepening our shared responsibility in safety issues.