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Thursday, 25 August 2011 00:00

His Excellency Mario Velázquez Suarez presents his Credentials The new Ambassador of the United States of Mexico to Belize, His Excellency Mario Velázquez Suarez, presented his Credentials to the Governor- General of Belize, Sir Colville Young, on Monday, August 22nd.


Ambassador Velázquez Suarez is a careerdiplomat. He joined the Mexican Foreign Service in 1975 and obtained the rank of Minister in 1999. He has been serving as Head of Chancellery at the Embassy of Mexico in Finland since 2008. In addition to Spanish, he has command of the English and French languages and has knowledge of Italian and Portuguese. He is married and has two children.

 According to a release from the Belize House, Ambassador Velázquez Suarez told the Governor-General that he felt extremely honoured to be appointed to this distinguished post. He added, “Mexico desires a special relationship with Belize, and always frank. Therein lies my instructions and my own convictions. Therefore, Your Excellency, the work of the Embassy to my care will be tireless, but I am sure that working side by side, Belizeans and Mexicans, we will build a prosperous and dignified future for the benefit of our countries”.

Ambassador Velázquez Suarez also paid a courtesy visit on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign trade, Hon. Wilfred Elrington, and presented to him a copy of his Letters of Credence.