Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (Mexico)

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Secretariat of Foreign Affairs
Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores
SRE logo 2012.svg
Secretariat of Foreign Affairs
Agency overview
Formed 1821
Headquarters Ave. Juárez #20, Col. Centro, CP 06010, Del. Cuauhtémoc. Ciudad de México
19°26′10″N 99°4′19″W / 19.43611°N 99.07194°W / 19.43611; -99.07194
Employees 11,500
Annual budget $27.4 billion (FY 2010)
Agency executive
Child agency

The Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (Spanish: Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, SRE, lit: Secretariat of Foreign Relations) is the government department responsible for Mexico's foreign affairs.

Mexico currently has 80 Embassies, 33 Consulates-General, 35 Consulates, 1 Representative Office in Ramallah, 1 Trade Office in Taiwan and 144 honorary consulates around the world. Mexico also has 2 permanent representations to the United Nations in New York City and Geneva, there are also permanent missions to the OAS in Washington, D.C., to UNESCO in Paris, to EU in Brussels, to OECD in Paris, to ICAO in Montreal and to OPANAL in Mexico City. Mexico also has permanent observer mission status to the AU, CAN, CE, Mercosur, NAM and Unasur.

The person in charge of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, also known domestically as the canciller (Spanish, lit. chancellor).

The Secretary's offices are divided Undersecretary for Foreign Relations, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Economic Relations and International Cooperation and for the Legal Counselor.

  • Responsible for the country’s foreign policy.
  • Its aim is to expand and deepen the political, economic, cultural and cooperation links with the world’s various regions.

List of secretaries[edit]


  1. ^ 11th Administration
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r 12th Administration
  3. ^ a b c d e f Ministre of Foreign Affairs and Navy of Mexico
  4. ^ a b c d e 13th Administration

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