President Enrique Peña Nieto will visit the cities of Los Angeles and Sacramento, California, on August 25th and 26th, in order to strengthen ties between Mexico and California state officials, renew Mexico's commitment to Mexican communities abroad, and promote business opportunities.

During his stay, he will meet with members of the Mexican community in the United States, with the Governor of California, Edmund G. Brown, businessmen and representatives from civil society. The President will also deliver remarks to the state legislature in a formal gathering of both chambers of the state congress.

The president will be accompanied during his trip by Foreign Secretary José Antonio Meade Kuribreña; the Secretary for the Environment and Natural Resources, Juan José Guerra Abud; Economic Secretary, Ildefonso Guajardo Villareal; Tourism Secretary, Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas, and the Undersecretary for North America, Sergio Alcocer, as well as the Mexican Ambassador to the United States, Eduardo Medina Mora.

The president’s visit is part of a new stage of cooperation with California that has developed as a result of a recent series of meetings between officials from Mexico and California at different levels on both sides of the border.

According to official US statistics, more than 11 million people in California are were either born in Mexico or are of Mexican origin. Our Country is California’s largest trading partner.