December 12, 2017

Lorena Larios appointed general consul to Shanghai

Mexican general consul-designate to Shanghai Lorena Larios – Picture by Lorena Larios.

Mexican Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the United Mexican States to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg (with seat in Brussels), Minister-Counsellor Lorena Larios Rodríguez, is departing this November 2017 to Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, to take up her new position as General Consul of Mexico in the aforementioned city. 

Lorena Larios is a career diplomat. She has excelled in representing her homeland vis-à-vis the European Union. In the past, she has also served as Deputy Director General for Europe and the United Nations at the Mexican Foreign Office. 

Minister Lorena Larios Rodríguez holds a degree in Law from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara and a Master’s degree in International Politics from the Center for International and Strategic Relations Studies (CERIS) in Brussels. She specialised in Public Administration at the National Institute of Public Administration of Mexico as well as International Law and Human Rights at the Washington College of Law of the American University in Washington, D.C.

She has completed diplomatic studies at the Matías Romero Institute of Diplomacy and on European integration at the College d’Europe in Bruges. Additionally, she obtained a Diploma in Strategic International Scenarios at Mexico’s Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM) and on Mexico-U.S. relations at the University of California, San Diego.

She has been a panelist at national and international fora regarding migration, development, human rights and foreign policy.

Her nomination had been approved by the Mexican Senate already on 14 September 2017. 

Shanghai is Asia’s most important economic and financial centre as well as one of global relevance. Its port is the main point of entry for Mexican agricultural products entering the Chinese market. 

Sino-Mexican diplomatic ties are excellent. Thus far seven presidential encounters have taken place since President Enrique Peña Nieto took office. 

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