During the second day of his work visit to California, the Secretary of Foreign Relations, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, met with Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday. In the meeting, they reviewed the bilateral agenda just ahead of the California governor's scheduled visit to Mexico on July 27th through July 30th.

Both officials highlighted the broad ties that unite Mexico and California, and discussed possible cooperation mechanisms that might help increase the benefits of those ties in both of their respective societies.  They underscored opportunities for collaboration on education, the environment, trade and investment, tourism, energy and border infrastructure.

Prior to his meeting with Governor Brown, Secretary Meade met with the “Cien Amigos” organization at the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento to recognize their efforts to make the important contributions of the Mexican community in the United States better known.

During his time in California, Secretary Meade also visited farm workers in San Joaquin County and reiterated the commitment of the Government of Mexico to Mexican communities abroad. He pointed out that the Mexican consular network, both in California and the entire U.S., engages in actions to promote respect for workers’ rights, regardless of their migratory status.

In a speech at the Chamber of Commerce, Meade emphasized the strong economic and commercial ties that bind Mexico and California and the new global role for Mexico under the administration of President Peña Nieto.

In a meeting with California state legislators, Secretary Meade recognized the work of local and state legislators in presenting initiatives on education, health, transportation and employment that have had a positive impact on the lives of immigrants in the state.