Earlier today, President Enrique Peña Nieto conferred the Order of the Aztec Eagle, band grade, on Nicholas Clegg, a prominent British parliamentarian and former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, as one of the main promoters of bilateral relations between Mexico and Great Britain.

“You are a friend of Mexico’s. The award is more than well deserved,” the Mexican president told to British politician.

The Mexican president acknowledged Mr. Clegg’s interest and broad commitment to strengthening and deepening the ties between our country and the United Kingdom. 

During the event, held at the official residence of Los Pinos, President Enrique Peña Nieto was accompanied by Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu. 

For his part, the British parliamentarian thanked the government and people of Mexico for this distinction and reiterated his commitment to continuing to work to strengthen relations between the two nations.

Nicholas Clegg has served as Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Liberal Democratic Party leader and member of the European Parliament. He has been a member of the British Parliament since 2005.

Mexico and the United Kingdom have an important economic relationship. In 2014, bilateral trade with Britain was in the order of $4.32 billion USD. 

The Order of the Aztec Eagle is the highest distinction conferred by the Government of Mexico on foreigners in recognition of services rendered to the country or mankind.