Claudia Ruiz Massieu inaugurated the 27th
annual meeting of Mexican ambassadors and consuls. This meeting is held to bring
together the heads of Mexico’s
diplomatic offices abroad to discuss what was accomplished in the previous
twelve months and to outline the work of the coming twelve months.
During the inauguration, Foreign Secretary Ruiz Massieu, accompanied by the Foreign
Ministry’s senior officials, highlighted the five foreign policy priorities for 2016:
1. Make migrants a
focal point of our actions, as individuals with rights and catalysts and
facilitators of development.
2. Consolidate our strategic
partnerships, identify synergies with potential
new partners and continue building trust in recently renewed dialogues.
3. Promote democracy
and full respect for human rights in a coherent and committed manner.
4. Use the new
commercial platforms to start and resume foreign policy and global talks with
the actors that are shaping the new international balance of power.
5. The struggle for gender
equality, globally and at home, to contribute to the advancement and
empowerment of women.
These are the commitments that will guide Mexico’s foreign policy this year and
that will enhance our ability to make progress with our country’s best causes.