Ambadssador receives Order of Aztec Eagle award from Mexico
October 7, 2005
Ambadssador receives Order of Aztec Eagle award from Mexico

Ambassador Ellsworth John, Permanent Representative to the OAS and Ambassador to Mexico was, on Friday, September 23, awarded with the Order of the Aztec Eagle which is the most distinguished award that Mexicans have to recognize foreigners.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Mexican Permanent Representative to the OAS, Ambassador Chen praised Ambassador John for his efforts to bring St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Mexico closer. {{more}}He said, “Without a doubt, Mexico has benefited from the constant work Ambassador Ellsworth John has done to strengthen bilateral relations with his country, and, at the same time, from his untiring work as an impeller of development and cooperation between American States. Never has Mexico and St. Vincent and the Grenadines been as close as they are today thanks to you, Dear Ambassador.”

In response, Ambassador John said he was honoured and humbled to receive the highest award that Mexico awards to non-nationals. He also thanked the Vincentians who turned out to witness the ceremony.

The Ambassador apologized to them for his absence from many of the functions organized by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association because of his hectic travel schedule. He added: “This is why I am very appreciative that even though I have not been around to attend your activities, you have made the time to be here in support of me… You are still one of the most important reasons that the Embassy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is in existence, and we are here to serve you.”