New Am­bas­sador of Mex­ico presents cre­den­tials to Gover­nor Gen­eral of St Lucia

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

On, July 19 2017, the newly ap­pointed Am­bas­sador of Mex­ico to St Lucia, Os­car Es­parza Var­gas, pre­sented his cre­den­tials to the Gover­nor Gen­eral of St Lucia, Her Ex­cel­lency Dame Pear­lette Louisy.

Mex­ico is part of the Greater Caribbean and has been dou­bling its ef­forts to­wards the ad­vance­ment of de­vel­op­ment, pros­per­ity and in­te­gra­tion of the re­gion, es­pe­cially through its close part­ner­ship with the coun­tries of the East­ern Caribbean, amongst them St Lucia.

In that re­gard, the main task for Am­bas­sador Es­parza in this new role will be to con­tinue strength­en­ing re­la­tions be­tween Mex­ico and Saint Lucia, which in the past years has leaped in in­ten­sity and prox­im­ity, as was best ex­em­pli­fied by the be­gin­ning of the con­struc­tion of the wa­ter sys­tem for Den­nery North, which is fi­nanced par­tially by a $13.5 mil­lion EC grant by Mex­ico. An­other ex­am­ple is the in­creas­ing num­ber of vis­its by high level of­fi­cials of Saint Lucia to Mex­ico, as was the case with the vis­its by Hon. Sarah Flood Beaubrun, Min­is­ter with re­spon­si­bil­ity for Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs.

Af­ter meet­ing with H.E. Dame Pear­lette Louisy, Am­bas­sador Es­parza met with the Act­ing Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter for Eq­uity, So­cial Jus­tice, Em­pow­er­ment, Youth De­vel­op­ment, Sports, Cul­ture and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment, Hon. Le­nard Montoute; the Leader of the Op­po­si­tion, Mr. Philip J. Pierre; and the Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary of the Depart­ment of Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs, Dr. Alison Ga­jad­har.

Am­bas­sador Es­parza will have con­cur­rent ac­cred­i­ta­tion in An­tigua and Bar­buda, the Com­mon­wealth of Do­minica, Gre­nada, St Kitts & Ne­vis and St Vin­cent & the Gre­nadines.

Be­fore be­ing ap­pointed as Am­bas­sador of Mex­ico to St Lucia and the East­ern Caribbean States, Am­bas­sador Es­parza served as Deputy Head of Mis­sion at the Em­bassies of Mex­ico to Chile, the Czech Repub­lic and In­done­sia. He also served in Mex­ico as Deputy in the Gen­eral Direc­torates of Euro­pean Af­fairs and of Pro­to­col at the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs. He joined the Mex­i­can For­eign Ser­vice in 1991.

Am­bas­sador of Mex­ico to St Lu­cia, Os­car Es­parza Var­gas pre­sent­ing his cre­den­tials to the Gover­nor Gen­eral of St Lu­cia, Her Ex­cel­lency Dame Pear­lette Louisy.

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