LONDON, United Kingdom, 14 June 2017.- Julian Ventura formally presented the Letters of Credence to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II accrediting him as Ambassador of Mexico to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace, Ambassador Ventura conveyed greetings from President Enrique Peña Nieto and reaffirmed Mexico’s commitment to the continued strengthening of the historic bonds of friendship and cooperation between the two nations.

President Peña Nieto’s State Visit in March 2015 highlighted the decision of the Governments of Mexico and the United Kingdom to undertake concerted efforts to enhance bilateral ties across a wide range of priority areas, including trade, investment, education, science and technology, tourism, innovation and finance. The Mexico-UK Dual Year, also held in 2015, showcased the best of each country’s cultural and artistic expressions and laid the foundations for future bilateral cooperation.  Mexico and the United Kingdom have also significantly strengthened dialogue and coordination on global challenges such as climate change and sustainable development, in the framework of the United Nations, the G-20 and various multilateral bodies.

Ambassador Ventura, a career diplomat in the Mexican Foreign Service who most recently served as Ambassador to China, presented the copy of his Credentials to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 31 March, the day after his arrival in London.