|Embassy of Mexico in Spain
Embajada de México en España
|Reports to||Secretariat of Foreign Affairs |
President of Mexico
|Seat||46 Carrera de San Jerónimo |
|Appointer||President of Mexico|
with Senate advice and consent
|Term length||No set term length|
|Formation||1835 or 1836|
|First holder||Miguel de Santa María|
The Embassy of Mexico in Spain, based out of Madrid, is the primary diplomatic mission from the United Mexican States to the Kingdom of Spain. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1836, 15 years after the Mexican War of Independence, but were severed in 1940 due to Mexico's support for the Second Spanish Republic in the Spanish Civil War. Relations were re-established in 1977 when Spain returned to a democracy following the death of Francisco Franco.
The Ambassador of Mexico to the Spain is the highest ranking diplomatic representative of the United Mexican States to the Kingdom of Spain and subsequently holds the rank of "Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary." The following is a list of Mexican ambassadors since the presidency of Felipe Calderón:
- Under President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa (2006 – 2012)
- 2006 – 2007: Enrique Gabriel Jiménez Remus
- 2007 – 2011: Jorge Zermeño Infante
- Under President Enrique Peña Nieto (2012 – 2018)
- 2012 – 2013: Francisco Javier Ramírez Acuña
- 2013 – 2018: Roberta Lajous Vargas
- Under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (2018 – Present)
- 2018 – Present: Roberta Lajous Vargas
The Embassy exercises a number of functions in its representation to the Government of the Spain, including political, administrative, economic, public diplomacy, and consular affairs, that are managed by officials from the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs. Some of the different sections of the Embassy are as follow:
- Office of the Ambassador
- Office of the chief of the chancellery
- Office of the consular section
- Office for cooperation with the Ibero-American Summit
- Office for internal policy and cooperation
- Office for press and media
- Office for foreign policy and multilateral affairs
- Office for community affairs
- Office of the director of the Mexican Cultural Institute
- Palma de Mallorca
- Attends: Balearic Islands
- Santa Cruz de Tenerife
- Attends: Canary Islands
- Attends: Andalusia
- Attends: Aragon
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- "Ambassador of Mexico presents credentials to World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)". World Tourism Organization. United Nations. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
- "Ubicación de la embajada" [Location of the Embassy]. Embassy of Mexico in Spain (in Spanish). Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico. 6 April 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
- "Directorio de oficinas consulares de México en España" [Directory of consular offices of Mexico in Spain]. Embassy of Mexico in Spain (in Spanish). Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico. 5 March 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
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