First Foreign Minister Rosario Green Macías passed away

"Professor, writer, politician, and stateswoman respected around the world"

Rosario Green Macías – Photo: File photo/EL UNIVERSAL
English 25/11/2017 15:10 Newsroom/EL UNIVERSAL in English Mexico City Actualizada 17:48

Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores abbreviated SRE) reported the death of the first Foreign Minister Rosario Green Macías.

Rosario Green had a degree in International Affairs from the UNAM and Master's Degree in Economics from El Colegio de México and Columbia University. She was awarded two doctorates honoris causa in the United States.

She was a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and she held a series of positions in public policy in the country.

She was an ambassador of Mexico to Eastern Germany and to Argentina, Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Sub-secretary for Political Affairs of the United Nations, and first Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

As Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she played an important role in the international politics of the country.

Rosario Green Macías passed away on Saturday, November 25.

On Twitter, Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto wrote in Spanish: “The Government of Mexico is deeply saddened by the passing away of Ambassador Rosario Green, Mexico's first Foreign Minister, devoted fighter for peace. Pioneer in human rights protection of, especially women rights. Rest in peace.”

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray wrote: “Mexican diplomacy is mourning the death of the Ambassador and former Foreign Minister, Rosario Green Macías. An exemplary Mexican: Professor, writer, politician, and stateswoman, respected around the world and who led always on high the name of Mexico. Rest in peace.”

Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, José Antonio Meade wrote: “As Foreign Minister, I had the opportunity to acknowledge Rosario Green's path. From diplomacy, academia, the Senate, and literature, she always knew how to conduct herself as a state woman who favored dialogue as an instrument of foreign policy.”

Undersecretary for North America, Carlos M. Sada wrote: “I deeply regret the death of former Foreign Minister Rosario Green. Brilliant diplomatic, politician, and academic; women rights advocate. My sincere condolences. Rest in peace.”