Ambassador Gautier Mignot took office as Head of Delegation of the European Union to Mexico on 14 April 2021. He has a 26-year career in the French diplomatic service.
Message of the Ambassador
A few words to our website visitors
My name is Gautier Mignot and I am the Ambassador of the European Union to Mexico. I was born in France, I am 52 years old, I am married and I have three daughters.
I have been in the French Diplomatic Service for 26 years, and I have diplomatic experience in Latin America, specifically in Mexico and Colombia. My two great passions have been the European integration and Latin America, so I am happy to combine these two in my new post in Mexico. Working for the first time “with the t-shirt of the European Union and not the French one”, fills me with excitement and enthusiasm.
The Delegation of the European Union in Mexico is one of over 140 offices that the EU has established around the world. They represent the European Union and coordinate the work between the Embassies of the Member States on many issues of European competence. Thirty-five people of diverse European nationalities, as well as Mexicans, are part of the Delegation and work every day to strengthen relations between the European Union and Mexico.
The European Union has 10 strategic partners in the world and Mexico is one of them. The strategic partnership is founded on shared values, and the great objective of my mandate is to strengthen it. We want to do this particularly through the modernisation of our Global Agreement, which has been in force since 2000.
Mexico and the European Union have to work more closely for peace, democracy, human rights, the protection of the planet, social cohesion and gender equality. We must strengthen sustainable exchanges between our companies, which create quality jobs and wealth for our peoples, and between our citizens, particularly young people.
The European Union is the third trade partner of Mexico, the second investor in the country and the first donor. We are made to understand each other and I am sure that we can do great things together.
I invite you to learn more about the European Union and our work in Mexico on this website and on our different social networks.
Thank you, Mexico, for welcoming me!
Gautier Mignot, Ambassador of the European Union to Mexico.