By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF
Graeme C. Clark on Tuesday, Sept. 22, presented diplomatic credentials on to Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) accrediting himself as Canada’s new ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Mexico.
After meeting with the Mexican president at the National Palace, Clark stated that “it is an honor and a pleasure for me to represent my country before Mexico, a friendly country for which I have a great sense of affection.”
He went on to say that he was eager to continue to work toward strengthening bilateral relations through cooperation and understanding.
Canada and Mexico have maintained close diplomatic ties for more than 75 years.
As members of the newly enacted United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and its predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), combined two-way trade amounts to about $33 billion annually, although that figure has been lower this year due to the covid-29 pandemic.
A career diplomat, Clark previously served as Canada’s ambassador to Peru and Bolivia, as well as his government’s permanent representative to the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C.
…Sept. 23, 2020