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Mexican Order Granted to Ex-Korean Enovy
Amb. Won Jong-Chan Receives "Order of Aztec Eagle"
Mexican Ambassador to Seoul Leandro Arellano (left) bestows on April 15, 2009 "the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle" to ex-South Korean Ambassador to Mexico Won Jong-Chan.

On behalf of the Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Mexican Ambassador to Seoul Leandro Arellano bestowed on April 15, 2009 "the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle in the Degree of Band" to the former South Korean Ambassador to Mexico Won Jong-Chan.

The Order of the Aztec Eagle in the Degree of Band, is in recognition of Ambassador Won's efforts for and contributions to strengthening of the bilateral relationship, and is also an expression of the friendship ties between both nations.

Amb. Won served as Korean ambassador to Mexico from March 2006 to March 2009.

The Mexocan Order of the Aztec Eagle

The Order of the Aztec Eagle is the highest decoration awarded to foreigners in Mexico.

It was created by decree on Dec. 29, 1933 by President Abelardo L. Rodriguez as a reward to services given to Mexico or humankind by foreigners.

It corresponds to similar distinctions given to Mexican citizens such as the Condecoracion Miguel Hidalgo or the Belisario Dominguez Medal of Honor.

It is given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico on behalf of a Council established for this purpose headed by the president of Mexico.

The following is a list of the degrees given:

Collar (awarded to Heads of State);
Cross (awarded to Prime Ministers and other Heads of Government);
Band (awarded to government Ministers, Secretaries and Ambassadors);
Medal (awarded to government Undersecretaries or equivalente, Plenipotentiary Ministers);
Placard (awarded to ad hoc business representatives and equivalent servants of Embassies in Mexico);
Venera (a type of insignia, awarded to ad interim business representatives and other members of Diplomatic Missions); and Insignia proper (awarded under the Council's discretion)

For details or inquiries call the Mexican Embassy in Seoul at 798-1694 or leave Email at cultural@embamexcor.org




 

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