Through a press release, the Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) reported this afternoon that the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador appointed Carmen Moreno Toscano as the new Undersecretary of Foreign Relations. The appointment responds to the SRE’s commitment to a feminist foreign policy, where more women participate in the country’s foreign policies, with their assignment two of the three undersecretaries will be headed by women.
The designation will have to go through the approval of the Chamber of Senators of the Republic to make it official, for the moment Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon He recognized Moreno’s profile and highlighted his career that he would contribute to the new position. Carmen Moreno will take the place of Julian Ventura Valero, current Undersecretary of Foreign Relations.
The new undersecretary has a distinguished career in the country, She is currently the ambassador to Nicaragua, previously held the position of the Mexican embassy in Guatemala and Costa Rica, and was also part of the Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States. Moreno Toscano has also served as undersecretary for the United Nations, Africa and the Middle East. Within her curriculum is also the record that she was general director for American Regional Organizations and Multilateral Economic Relations.
However, not all positions in her professional career are involved with foreign relations, she has worked as executive secretary of the Inter-American Commission of Women, She was also director of the United Nations International Institute for the Training and Advancement of Women, and a citizen advisor for Migration and a member of the Advisory Council of the National Human Rights Commission. Carmen Toscano studied for a degree in International Relations at the Colegio de México. At 82 years old, the experienced internationalist arrives to take on the challenges that arise in front of the Undersecretariat of International Relations of Mexico.
Within the same statement, the appreciation of the work carried out by Julián Ventura Valero is read. Marcelo Ebrard shared his appreciation and satisfaction with the work he did: “Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard expresses his appreciation for the outstanding work done by Ambassador Julián Ventura Valero for the benefit of Mexico and his foreign policy during the last two years, when he also served as Sherpa in the G-20 and head of the Matías Romero Institute ”.
Within Ambassador Ventura’s career, his participation as a member of the Mexican foreign service. He also held positions 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 director general for Asia-Pacific.
Last November 2020, the head of the SRE, Marcelo Ebrard reported that there would be relevant changes in the Secretariat, this on the occasion of the 2021 elections in the country. The first change communicated by the Chancellor was that of Ambassador Juan Carlos Lara Armenta, who will be replaced by Martha Susana Peón Sánchez, a diplomat who took the protest as the new general director of Protocol.
In the elections, the Party of National Regeneration Movement (Morena) he will face the opposition parties united in a political coalition in order to win bigger votes that weaken the construction of the Morena government. So far, the SRE has remained outside the electoral issue, however, began to make the necessary changes so that politicians allied to Morena can compete for some position in the 2021 election.
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