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Peña Nieto announces new Cabinet members

04/01/2017
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The president appointed former finance minister Luis Videgaray as foreign minister just four months after he resigned in the wake of the controversial visit by Donald Trump

Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto announced changes in the Cabinet, appointing former finance minister Luis Videgaray as the new head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs just four months after he resigned in the wake of the controversial visit by Donald Trump.

The president, during the message to the nation at Los Pinos presidential residence, asked Videgaray to focus on establishing contacts and dialogue with Trump's administration after he takes office on January 20.

"It should be a relationship that allows us to strengthen bilateral ties in security, trade, migration and investment," Peña Nieto said.

"These goals should be attained by promoting Mexico's interests without undermining its sovereignty or the dignity of Mexicans" he added. 

Peña Nieto also appointed María Cristina García Cepeda as minister of culture, who will replace the late Rafael Tovar y de Teresa.  

About the gasoline price hike that took effect on January 1, he said it was a "responsible" measure that the government took in line with international oil prices.

 

 

 

 

 

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