President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, appointed the diplomat Carmen Moreno, 82, as undersecretary of Foreign Relations replacing Julián Ventura, said on Friday the Chancellery in a statement.
Moreno, whose appointment has to be ratified by the Senate, is currently Ambassador to Nicaragua and has headed the diplomatic legations of Mexico in Guatemala and Costa Rica, in addition to having led the country’s permanent mission to the Organization of American States.
She has served as undersecretary for United Nations, Africa and the Middle East, and as general director for American Regional Organizations and Multilateral Economic Relations, among other positions.
Degree in International Relations from the Colegio de México, has also been executive secretary of the Inter-American Commission of Women and director of the United Nations International Institute for the Training and Advancement of Women.
The official has been executive secretary of the Inter-American Commission of Women, director of the United Nations International Institute for the Training and Advancement of Women, and citizen counselor for Migration and member of the Advisory Council of the National Human Rights Commission.
Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard thanked Ambassador Julián Ventura Valero for his work, who has also held other positions, such as Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Ambassador to China, undersecretary for North America, head of the Foreign Ministry at the embassy in the United States, and general director for Asia-Pacific.
The Foreign Ministry stressed that two of the three undersecretaries will be headed by women.