The Embassy of Mexico in Berlin
Amb. Francisco Jose Quiroga Fernandes
Amb. Francisco Jose Quiroga Fernandes was born in 1973 in Monterrey, and is married with three children. He was appointed as Ambassador of the United States of Mexico to the Federal Republic of Germany since 1st September 2021.
Fernandes has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, and a master’s in International Economics and Development from Yale University. In 2006, he completed his second master’s in Operations Management at Auckland University.
He started out his career as an official of the Mexican Secretary of Economics from 1996 to 2002. In the private sector, he worked as Management Director of C&F International in Germany, as well as Head of Trading. Between 2018 and 2020, he was the Deputy Secretary of Mining at the Secretary of Economics
The Ambassador speaks Spanish, English and German.
Mexico and Germany first officially established diplomatic relations on January 23th, 1879.
Trade links between the two countries were gradually strengthened with the signing of trade agreements and navigation, and political and cultural ties were added.
In the twentieth century the bilateral relations gradually increased until the December 7th, 1941. Relations were broken when Mexico entered World War II as a part of the Allies. Relations resumed again at the end of the armed conflict on 16 April 1952.
Today both governments maintain a strong commitment to work in the consolidation of a dynamic political relationship, based on the Mexico-EU Global Agreement and the objectives of bi-regional dialogue Latin America and the Caribbean-European Union (EU-LAC) and the G20. Mexico and Germany share an interest in strengthening the multilateral system and maintain close cooperation in international fora on issues of common interest such as democracy, respect for human rights, environmental protection, the codification of law and federalism.
In commercial terms, the economies of Mexico and Germany have the closest relationship in the framework of the European Union, given the wide complementarity of them. The successful experiences of investment and the establishment of German companies in Mexico and Mexican in Germany are proof of the strength of this relationship. Suffice it to say that more than 1,300 German companies in Mexico as a whole have 120,000 employees and an estimated accumulated capital to 25 billion US dollars and productive activity accounts for about 7% of our GDP industry.