President Enrique Peña Nieto swore in the two new heads of these Secretariats.
As foreign minister, Luis Videgaray, “Must lead the work comprising the fifth national goal of the National Development Plan to make Mexico a globally responsible country”.
Mexico’s regional importance must be consolidated on the basis of our Latin American identity and ties.
“Under Dr. Videgaray, the Foreign Secretariat must continue to emphasize development in Central America and integration mechanisms in Latin America, particularly the Pacific Alliance”: EPN
Due to the change of government in the United States on January 20, “Secretary Videgaray has been instructed to accelerate dialogue and contacts so that as from the first day of the new administration, it will be possible to establish the basis for a constructive working relationship.
Secretariat of Culture
New Secretary of Culture Maria Cristina Garcia Cepeda has spent over 30 years contributing to the country's cultural policy and is the first woman to head the Secretariat.
She has served as Director General of the International Cervantes Festival, Executive Secretary of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts, Executive Coordinator of the National Auditorium, Technical Secretary of CONACULTA, and until this morning, was General Director of the National Institute of Fine Arts.
The main brief of the new Secretary of Culture will be to consolidate the administrative aspects and current policies and programs of the Culture Secretariat.
She will continue promoting the access of all Mexicans to the world's highest cultural expressions and will promote the talent of Mexican artists and creators.
“I am sure that in her work she will continue and contribute to the great work of our friend Rafael Tovar y de Teresa, who as a diplomat, lawyer, historian and essayist, understood that culture is our source of identity and projection into the future,” he added. EPN