Minister Ampuero receives decoration from Mexico and awards Order of Merit to Mexican Foreign Minister
A day of mutual decorations was led today by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Ampuero, and his Mexican counterpart, Luis Videgaray, in the framework of the parallel activities to the Summit of Ministers of the Pacific Alliance, taking place in Mexico City.
The Chilean Secretary of State was decorated by Videgaray with a Banda degree by the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle for being "an important interlocutor for the strengthening of the Mexico-Chile relationship". It should be noted that Minister Ampuero was Chile's Ambassador to Mexico between 2012 and 2013.
Meanwhile, the Mexican Minister received the Order of Merit of Chile in the Grade of Grand Cross, the oldest recognition given by the country with the aim of rewarding outstanding civil services to the Republic of Chile by foreign personalities.
Chancellor Videgaray pointed out that it was an honor for him to present the Order of the Aztec Eagle's Decoration to Chancellor Ampuero, "in recognition of his important contribution to strengthening ties of understanding, cooperation and fraternity between our countries".
For his part, at the time of his award, Minister Ampuero stressed that Videgaray "has participated successfully and enthusiastically in the task of strengthening the presence of our region in the international concert, especially through two mechanisms in which Chile also participates. I am referring to the Pacific Alliance, in its progression and projection, and to the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), where it has stood out in the strengthening of dialogue and the search for consensus, in the encouragement of cooperation and regional integration," said Minister Ampuero at the award ceremony.