Mexico City, Mexico — Quintana Roo Governor Carlos Joaquin has been chosen to head the Mexican Embassy in Canada due to his tourism experience. On Monday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that he chose Joaquin for the job due to his experience in managing tourism.
He says that Canada is the state’s second most influential country after the U.S. and that Joaquin will help in promoting the region.
“Why Carlos Joaquin in Canada? There is a lot of tourist influx from that country to Quintana Roo. I think it is the second country with the most tourists who visit Quintana Roo after the US. Carlos has a lot of experience in this matter. He is going to help us a lot to continue promoting tourism in Quintana Roo,” said López Obrador.
That also said that hopes his appointment of Joaquin will be approved by both Mexico and Canada.
“We still have to do the paperwork. The SRE is going to ask the Canadian government for approval. I don’t think there will be any problem, then it goes for approval in the Senate of the Republic, this takes some time, hopefully it will be done soon,” he said.