Thursday, January 26, 2023

Commissions endorse the appointment of Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez as Ambassador to Canada

The appointment of Carlos Manuel Joaquín González as Mexico’s ambassador to Canada was approved by members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations, National Defense and Public Education, with 11 votes in favor and five against.

Earlier, some legislators questioned the nomination of the former governor of Quintana Roo, made by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, due to his lack of experience, describing it as a reward from the head of the federal executive.

PAN deputy Mariana Gómez del Campo expressed regret that profiles are proposed without meeting the requirements to become ambassadors, and are used as rewards for surrendering embassies and consulates. He also raised questions about Canadian mining companies in Mexico.

On his part, PRI Senator Beatriz Paredes said that for her parliamentary group, the program on migrant workers with Canada is one of the most successful experiences in terms of regulated migration, and they determined that it was important to expand it to other areas .

In this sense, the PRI commented: “I have confidence in your professionalism, your knowledge in the tourism sector and other areas, and I am sure that, if your appointment is confirmed, you will have a patriotic, responsible and honorable Will. Performance.” ,

While Morena’s deputy, Laura Imelda Pérez, said that in the 48 years of the regulated migration program between Canada and Mexico, 420,000 Mexican day laborers have participated in Canadian agricultural farms.

“In this framework, we recognize the importance of the role of the Consular Section, the Embassy and the five Mexican Consulates in Canada, they have a fundamental function with regard to the Temporary Agricultural Worker Program,” he said.

PRI deputy, Sayonara Vargas, said the embassy needed a profile with experience in immigration or labor matters, and affirmed that it should not be just an office administration in case of confirmation.

The opinion was referred to the plenary session of the Permanent Commission and will be voted on this Thursday.

Source: El Universal / Photo: Chamber of Deputies / JAC

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