U.S. Ambassador Roberta S. Jacobson. Photo: Tufts University


U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has named his country’s former ambassador to Mexico, Roberta Jacobson, to oversee bilateral border relations with Mexico.

The nomination of Jacobson by Biden, who is due to take office today, Jan. 20, was confirmed Monday, Jan. 18, by the incoming president’s chief adviser for Latin America, Juan Sebastián González.

“I have always admired Roberta Jacobson. Respected, experienced and capable. Few care so much or have worked so hard to advance U.S.-Mexico relations so that they reach their full potential,“ González said in a message on Twitter.

Jacobson served as U.S. ambassador to Mexico between 2016 and 2018, under the administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama.

She will serve as the coordinator of the southwest border on the U.S. National Security Council, a new position created by Biden in order to facilitate the coordination of national security issues in Mexico and Central America along the U.S. border.

…Jan. 20, 2021

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