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Date: 27 Mar, 2015
Source: Barbados Government Information Service

Barbados has a new Ambassador to Mexico.

The country’s Ambassador to the United States, John Beale, recently presented letters of credence to the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Barbados to the United Mexican States.

Barbados and Mexico established diplomatic relations in 1972, and continue to maintain their long-standing relationship. To date, they have signed an Agreement for Scientific and Technical Cooperation in 1995 and a Double Taxation Treaty in 2008.

Both countries also work together within the framework of the Mexico-CARICOM Joint Commission, which seeks to promote economic, cultural, technological and other types of cooperation.

In June 2014, Honorary Consul of Mexico in Barbados, Sir Trevor Carmichael, Q.C. was presented with Mexico’s highest decoration for Foreigners, the Order of Aztec Eagle. The award recognises Sir Trevor’s outstanding role in working to promote business, culture and tourism between Barbados and Mexico, as well as providing an outstanding level of consular attention to the requirements of the office for more than 28 years.

Barbados is keen to continue its promotional efforts into the Latin American market and capitalise on the international business opportunities within that region. Mexico’s major industries include oil and gas, renewable energy, manufacturing and mining. A number of Mexican based international business companies have been incorporated in Barbados over the past 20 years, in areas such as ICT, real estate and mining activities, among others.