Canada to welcome Mexican secretaries-designate

News release

October 19, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Canada and Mexico’s enduring partnership is based on a shared commitment to a secure, prosperous, inclusive and democratic world.

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will welcome Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s foreign secretary-designate, to Ottawa on Monday, October 22, 2018. Mr. Ebrard will be joined by a delegation of six fellow secretaries-designate who will be responsible, among other portfolios, for Mexico’s interior affairs, environment, energy, economy, finance and agriculture.

This visit is a key opportunity to further enhance the Canada-Mexico partnership in advance of president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his administration assuming office on December 1, 2018.

After meetings with Canadian ministers in Ottawa, the seven secretaries-designate will split up to visit Montréal, Quebec, and Toronto and Guelph, Ontario, for meetings with provincial governments and various private sector representatives.


“In July I had the privilege to visit Mexico City to meet with president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador. I am delighted that we will have this unique opportunity to welcome the president-elect’s team to Canada. I look forward to meeting again with the secretaries-designate who, among others, will form Mexico’s next government and beginning discussions on how we can work together to further strengthen this essential relationship.”

- Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs

Associated links


Adam Austen
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Media Relations Office
Global Affairs Canada
Follow us on Twitter: @CanadaFP
Like us on Facebook: Canada’s foreign policy - Global Affairs Canada

Page details

Date modified: