Esteban Moctezuma, the current head of the SEP, will be the next Mexican ambassador to the United States

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During his morning conference, the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that Esteban Moctezuma Barragan, current owner of Public Education Secretariat (SEP)will be the next Ambassador of Mexico to the United States. This responds to Martha Bárcena, The current ambassador decided to retire after 43 years of service abroad.

Esteban Moctezuma, the current head of the SEP, will be the next Mexican ambassador to the United States
Esteban Moctezuma, the current head of the SEP, will be the next Mexican ambassador to the United States

“With the approval and decision of the Mexican Ambassador to the United States, Martha Bárcena, she has decided to close her cycle. She has been in the overseas service and career ambassador for 43 years, a notable specialist in international relations. A lifelong service that loyally represents Mexico “AMLO commented on the “morning” of this Wednesday.

Lopez Obrador noticed that he was already giving instructions Federal Chancellor Marcelo Ebrard For Bárcena “it is an honor to be seen as an important ambassador.”

Shortly after the announcement, Martha Bárcena thanked the recognition through her social networks.

“It is an honor for a professional diplomat to be named Ambassador of Eminence by the President of the AMLO Republic, who today gave instructions for its implementation. Many thanks. It is an achievement for all women “the official wrote.

The President assured that he was ready for it Submit Moctezuma’s appointment to the Senate.

“I have decided to name Esteban Moctezuma, he will be the next Mexican ambassador to the United States. We will seek approval from the United States government. In accordance with the Constitution, I will send the appointment to the Senate for ratification if they so choose. “AMLO announced.

He still has it through his Twitter account Education Minister He also thanked the President for the appointment.

“I thank President López Obrador for the great honor and confidence in viewing me as a proposal for the Mexican Ambassador to the United States of America. Hope to work in education, North American government approval and Senate approval “Moctezuma wrote.

For his part, Martha Bárcena congratulated the future ambassador and assured that he would work on a coordinated transition.


The departure of Esteban Moctezuma leaves an important place at the top of the Public Education Secretary (SEP). When asked Lopez Obrador He replied that they have not yet decided who will fill the position. In the meantime, Moctezuma Barragán will continue to work for the remainder of the year, preparing to return to school in states with green and yellow epidemiological traffic lights.

“We will wait for the process, it will take time. I would also like Esteban, who has done a very good job as Education Minister, to help us prepare for going back to teaching in the states where it is possible because they are OK. You can also start some activities in states with a yellow light “declared the President.

AMLO pointed this out The school will be the axis “to get back to normal”and the current head of the SEP “works with this purpose.” And he concluded by reiterating that the transition “will take some time”.

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