Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, has announced his resignation from the position. On Tuesday, Ebrard said that as of June 12, he will be moving away from the position of Secretary of Foreign Relations to focus on other political interests.
During a press conference, Ebrard said he is leaving to focus on his candidacy for Presidency through the political party Morena. He also said that on June 11, a replacement for his position will be named.
Ebrard expressed his gratitude to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador who has often repeatedly mentioned him as a possible successor.
“I want to especially thank President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for his support, his trust, his generosity, his guidance and his closeness all these years,” he said.
Ebrard has held the position of Secretary of Foreign Relations (SRE) for 54 months. The current Andrés Manuel López Obrador Presidential term ends next year.