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This morning the Governor General, His Excellency Sir Colville Young, was presented letters of credence by Her Excellency Martha Zamarripa Rivas, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to Belize.

Her Excellency Zamarripa Rivas is Mexico’s 11th ambassador to Belize, and notably, the first woman to ever hold the position since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1981.

In her remarks, Ambassador Zamarripa Rivas said, “Belize has become a strategic ally for Mexico for its dual identity in the region as a Central American and Caribbean country” and expressed her commitment to the “strengthening of ties between the two peoples.”

For his part, the Governor General welcomed and thanked the new Mexican Ambassador, reiterating Belize’s desire to continue to build strong relations between the two countries.