The role of the European Union Delegation to Mexico
The European Union is represented in Mexico by its Delegation located in the capital of the country, Mexico City.
The establishment of diplomatic relations between the European Union and Mexico began in 1960, but the Delegation of the EU was officially established in Mexico in 1989.
The Delegation is categorised as a diplomatic mission and officially represents the EU in Mexico.
This is one of over 140 offices that the European Union has established with countries and international organisations.
The competencies and mandate of the EU Delegation to Mexico
- To promote political and economic relations between Mexico and the EU.
- To continue dialogue with Mexico through the Global Agreement and help to fulfil the objectives of the Strategic Partnership.
- To represent the EU before Mexican authorities.
- To inform the Mexican public about the development of the EU, and explain and defend community policies.
- To oversee the monitoring of bilateral relations in the areas of politics, economy, trade and cooperation.
- To promote and defend the values and interests of the EU, especially within the field of cooperation.
- To cooperate with public entities and civil society organisations represented in Mexico.
- To provide direct humanitarian aid through the offices of the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO).
- To participate in the proper functioning of the Common Foreign and Security Policy.