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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator, Dr. Jerome Walcott, bade farewell to Ambassador of the United Mexican States to Barbados, Rosario Asela Molinero, during a farewell courtesy call this morning.

Minister Walcott thanked Ambassador Molinero, who presented her credentials to Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason in November of 2019, for her “hard work and tremendous commitment” to enhancing Barbados-Mexico relations during her tenure as Ambassador to Barbados.

Senator Walcott also thanked the ambassador for her country’s assistance in scientific and technical cooperation and providing educational scholarships, saying: “I sincerely hope that the relationship between Mexico and Barbados will continue to deepen and strengthen”.

He wished Ms. Molinero all the best in her future endeavours, as she will be moving on to work in Eastern Europe.

Ambassador Molinero acknowledged the “very good working relationship” she experienced while working with Minister Walcott and the team at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade during her time as Ambassador, and gave her commitment to continue assisting Barbados and the Caribbean.

During the farewell courtesy call the two officials discussed the upcoming Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) meeting in Mexico; having a possible airlift agreement between Mexico and Barbados; the Food and Agriculture Organization project at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security; cultural heritage and the digitisation of Barbados’ archives.

Barbados and Mexico established diplomatic relations in 1972. 

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