US Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson will step down from the job in May, she said on Thursday, joining a growing list of senior State Department officials to resign from the agency during the presidency of Donald Trump.
Jacobson’s decision comes as relations between the two neighboring nations are at a low point, thanks to Trump’s threats to abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and force Mexico to pay for a border wall.
“After 31 years of serving the US government, I will leave at the beginning of May in search of new opportunities. I leave knowing that the US-Mexico relation is strong and crucial,” she wrote in a statement on Twitter. “Together we are stronger!”
Jacobson added that she did not know who would replace her.
The US Embassy in Mexico City referred questions about Jacobson’s resignation to her Twitter statement.
Earlier on Thursday, Mexican newspaper Reforma reported that Trump plans to nominate former…