Mexico City, Mexico — US President Joe Biden has accepted the credentials of Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, officially making him Mexican ambassador to the US. The American president welcomed Moctezuma as ambassador and expressed his government’s desire to advance the common agenda and deepen its friendship with Mexico.
Through a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained that due to the health contingency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the credential letters were formally accepted remotely on April 20.
“With this action, Ambassador Moctezuma is now fully accredited to represent Mexico in the United States, a task that was conferred on him by appointment of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador,” the statement reads.
The Biden administration, through the Protocol Head Office, sent a copy of the declaration of acceptance of the accreditation, signed by the president, saying that the original document will be delivered next week.
“In his letter, President Biden welcomed Ambassador Moctezuma as a member of the diplomatic corps accredited in Washington, DC and expressed his administration’s desire to advance the common agenda and deepen the strong and lasting friendship between the United States and Mexico”.
The SRE announced that a congratulatory call will be held between Ambassador Esteban Moctezuma and the acting head of Protocol of the State Department, Asel Roberts.