- Using technology for a dynamic, effective diplomacy
that is close to society.
- Being agents of change to influence
international policies for the benefit of Mexicans
Strengthening Mexico’s presence wherever it has diplomatic
offices and continuing to position Mexico as one of the 20 countries that shape
the global arena are some of the goals outlined at the 27th meeting
of Mexico’s ambassadors and consuls, held at the Foreign Ministry from January
4 to 8.
Ambassadors, consuls and heads of mission learned about the
political, technological and social changes taking place within the current
geopolitical context and were receptive to the possibility of strengthening
their skills, which will be vitally important for fulfilling the president’s
mandate: to be agents of change, able to contribute to and positively influence
international policies for the benefit of all Mexican citizens.
The international social context calls for rethinking the paradigms
for the international agenda. Mexico must assume its global responsibility for
achieving peace and prosperity in the various regions of the world and continuing
its development, given that it is a country of institutions that is committed
to human rights and the rule of law.
The 27th meeting of ambassadors and consuls brought
together over 150 representatives of Mexican diplomacy who are serving in
countries around the world; they attended various regional meetings for Asia-Pacific,
Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and topical meetings for multilateral affairs
and human rights.
Workshops were held on information technologies to enable
communication and interaction with a diverse and international audience. These
technologies have transformed the way foreign policy is conducted. Digital
technologies are now used to create a more dynamic, effective diplomacy that is
closer to society.
The Policy to Promote National Cuisine was explained.
Mexican cuisine is inscribed on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List
and is an area of opportunity for promoting Mexico’s culinary diversity and
wealth. The goal of the policy to promote national cuisine is to make the
industry more dynamic, as it is an economic platform of broad social benefit
and a key part of the country brand.
Also discussed were: investment opportunities in Mexico,
with specialists in hydrocarbons, infrastructure and other strategic sectors; current
technological, economic and political developments in Mexico and the world; the
structural reforms and transformation of the country and its impact on the
Journalists and political analysts discussed the role of the
media in Mexico today, offering their view on the importance of the printed,
audiovisual and digital media and their use in publicizing the work of the
Foreign Ministry and Mexico’s diplomatic offices abroad.
There was also a geopolitical analysis and discussion of the
various aspects of globalization and political and economic governance in our
increasingly complex and less predictable world.
The 27th meeting of ambassadors and consuls was also
attended by governors, university researchers and specialists; the Secretaries
of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong; Finance, Luis Videgaray Caso;
Education, Aurelio Nuño Mayer; Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid Cordero; Defense, General
Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda; the Navy, Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz; Economy,
Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal; and Culture, Rafael Tovar y de Teresa. In
addition, Ximena Puente de la Mora, Presidential Commissioner of the National
Institute for Access to Information, gave a talk on the main provisions of the
General Law of Transparency and Access to Public Information.
Other participants included the heads of Banobras, Abraham
Zamora; ProMéxico, Francisco González Díaz; and the Federal Electricity
Commission, Enrique Ochoa Reza, among others.
The 27th meeting of ambassadors and consuls concluded
with a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto at the National Palace.