The Under Secretary for North America, Sergio Alcocer Martínez de Castro, will pay a work visit to the city of Washington D. C. on the 10th and 11th of June to strengthen cooperative ties with government officials and representatives of business groups in the United States.

As part of his agenda, he will participate in a panel focused on the competitiveness of North America at the fourth meeting of the US-Mexico CEO Dialogue. The forum is an initiative organized by the United States Chamber of Commerce and the Business Coordinating Council, which features important attendees from the public and private sectors in both countries.

Additionally, Under Secretary Alcocer will meet with U.S. government officials and other specialists to analyze topics of interest in the bilateral relationship. He will also meet with representatives from academia in order to explore possible collaboration efforts under the Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research (FOBESII) and Project 100,000.

In 2014, trade between Mexico and the United States reached 534 billion dollars, a 5.5% increase over 2013, and equivalent to more than one million dollars in trade per minute.