Monday, March 12, 2018
Mexican Government Grants Agrément
for Future U.S. Ambassador
Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Foreign Ministry reports that during a telephone conversation
on February 17, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson informed Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray that Roberta Jacobson had
submitted her resignation as U.S. ambassador to Mexico and that he would soon ask the Mexican government to grant its consent
for the appointment of a new ambassador.
The agrément was officially requested on Tuesday, February 20, and on Monday, February
26 the Foreign Ministry notified the U.S. State Department that it would grant its approval for the appointment.
It is the responsibility
of the U.S. government alone to inform the public about who has been appointed to head its embassy in Mexico.
The Foreign Ministry
appreciates Ambassador Jacobson's committed and responsible diplomacy as ambassador, not only in Mexico but also
for the benefit of the entire region. It also thanks her for her outstanding work in building a frank and open relationship
between the governments and societies of Mexico and the United States. The Foreign Ministry wishes her every success with
her new professional challenges.
Press release, Mar.
1, 2018, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE); translation SRE