Mexico’s foreign minister has offered a public apology for a trip to Mexico’s Baja California peninsula to celebrate his wife’s honeymoons there.
President Enrique Peña Nieto visited Baja in September to mark his wife Michelle’s 50th birthday.
Mexico has long enjoyed a close relationship with Baja.
It is home to many of Mexico’s famous tourist attractions, and the two countries have collaborated in many areas, including the fight against the Ebola virus.
Mexico hosted the 2022 Winter Olympics in Baja, and President Peña also attended a ceremony in honor of his wife in the city last year.
On Monday, Peña was due to arrive in Boca Chica to commemorate the wedding of his granddaughter in honor, his office said.
“On Friday, the Foreign Minister of Mexico, Juan Antonio Rodriguez, presented the Mexican flag at a ceremony for the celebration of the first anniversary of the wedding.
The President was accompanied by his wife, Michelle,” the office said in a statement.”
The ceremony was attended by the President’s family and friends.”
On Sunday, Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement on Twitter, expressing its “sincere condolences” for Peña’s trip to Baja “and the negative impact that the incident may have on the bilateral relationship.”
Mexico has been plagued by violence in recent years and the number of people affected by the virus has risen dramatically.
The Baja honeymoon had been planned after the couple had their first child, and many Mexicans have been celebrating it with family and close friends.