Mexico City, Mexico — The Spanish government has approved Quirino Ordaz Coppel, the former governor of Sinaloa, to be the new Mexican Ambassador to Spain. Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard made the official announcement on social media.
“I share with you, on the instructions of President López Obrador, the approval granted to Quirino Ordaz as Ambassador of our country to the Kingdom of Spain. I proceed to turn it over to the Ministry of the Interior for the purposes of law,” Ebrard posted.
Last week, AMLO said that diplomatic relations between Mexico and Spain were good despite their differences, mainly with Spain’s refusal to apologize for the abuses committed during the conquest.
“It is going well. It is a process. It takes time, but there has been no notification from the Spanish government that they will not accept Quirino Ordaz as Ambassador. I believe that in a few more days, the approval will be given, since there is no reason why it should not be accepted,” he said last week.
The approval was made public after Ebrard met briefly with his Spanish counterpart José Manuel Albares in Tegucigalpa.