Press Release No. 003
Mexico City, January 8, 2014
The Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (SRE) informs the public that the first meeting of Mexico-United States Consuls was held today. Participants included the heads of 50 Mexican consulates in the US and 9 US Consulates in Mexico, along with officials from both embassies and Foreign Ministries.
The Mexican delegation was led by the Undersecretary for North America, Sergio Alcocer, and Mexico’s Ambassador to the United States, Eduardo Medina Mora, while the US delegation was led by the Ambassador of the United States to Mexico, Anthony Wayne.
The meeting aimed to identify areas that would benefit from closer collaboration between the consular networks of the two nations.
Participants analyzed priorities in promoting trade, investment and innovation in the two countries, as well as in the spheres of education and culture. Officials agreed to strengthen coordination to convey to both societies the importance of the bilateral relationship, particularly the importance of the common border.
The consuls shared best practices in serving the public, a priority task for both governments. Follow-up was also given to the agreements reached during the latest bilateral consular dialogue, held November 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.
The meeting took place in the context of the 25th Meeting of Mexican Ambassadors and Consuls, as well as the periodic mechanism for United States’ consular coordination in Mexico.