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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has appointed Mr. Luis Videgaray Caso, as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
In a press conference from his official residence, the President said the new minister would seek to speed up contacts and dialogue with the new U.S. government to lay the groundwork for a solid working relationship.
The President, during the message to the nation at Los Pinos presidential residence, asked Videgaray to focus on establishing contacts and dialogue with Trump’s administration after he takes office on January 20th.
Pena Nieto made the announcement in a press conference, saying he has instructed Videgaray to prioritize building a “constructive relationship” with the incoming Trump administration.
Mr. Luis Videgaray Castro was former Economy Minister. He served as the Minister of Finance and Public Credit in the cabinet of Enrique Pena Nieto from 2012 to 2016. He also was General Coordinator of his campaign for the 2012 Mexican presidential election. On July 11th, 2012 Pena Nieto announced Videgaray as the person in charge of promoting economic reforms and the Government agenda’s related topics, and on September 4th, he named Videgaray as co-head of the team that set policy direction for the new Government that took office on December 1st, 2012.
President Enrique Pena Nieto also appointed Ms. Maria Cristina Garcia Cepeda, as Minister of Culture for his Cabinet./.
Compiled by BTA