Minister Andrews announces decision to open new mission in Mexico City
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr David Andrews, T.D., has announced the Government's intention to extend our diplomatic network by establishing an Embassy in Mexico City.
This decision reflects the growing political and economic importance to Ireland of Mexico and of the Latin American region generally. "It is essential that Ireland should intensify its contacts with Mexico and develop the considerable potential there for a higher scale of commercial involvement", the Minister said. He recalled that Mexico was also an increasingly important partner for the EU.
Minister Andrews said that our diplomatic network is being steadily expanded. An Embassy was opened in Ankara in December and two new Consulates-General were opened in Cardiff and Edinburgh in September. In addition, the Minister announced the decision last July to upgrade Ireland's Consulates-General in New York, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco. The Minister said that the opening of further missions is under active consideration, especially to take advantage of trade opportunities in regions of the world where we are seriously underrepresented at present.