The Foreign Secretary appeared before the Senate today to present the Foreign Ministry’s annual report.
She said that foreign policy is a wide-ranging topic with multiple fronts that is constructed every day with the effort, commitment and love for Mexico brought by all from their respective fields: in its design, analysis and implementation.
During the 2015 – 2016 period, Mexican diplomacy has been guided by four strategic areas of focus:
- Diversification of our political and trade relations with non-traditional partners while cultivating strategic ties with our historic allies.
- Continued vigorous and proactive multilateral activism in order to remain a country that influences the design of global agreements, and not one that must play by rules written by others.
- The promotion of free trade and the integration processes that are key for our national development as an export-oriented country, whose foreign trade represents 63% of our GDP.
- The protection and empowerment of our communities abroad. As instructed by President Peña Nieto, Mexico ensures the welfare of all Mexicans, regardless of where they live. This is an on-going and essential priority for the federal government.
You can see the Foreign Secretary’s opening statement to the Senate here (in Spanish).