The new Mexican Ambassador has presented his credentials to Governor General Sir Colville Young. In a ceremony at Belize House in Belmopan His Excellency Mario Velázquez Suarez told the Governor-General that he felt extremely honoured to be appointed to this distinguished post. Earlier Ambassador Velázquez Suarez paid a courtesy visit on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign trade Wilfred Elrington and presented a copy of his letters of Credence. Ambassador Velázquez is a career diplomat, having joined the Mexican Foreign Service in 1975 and obtaining the rank of Minister in 1999. He has been serving as Head of Chancellery at the Embassy of Mexico in Finland since 2008. The new Mexican ambassador is married and has two children.

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