Washington, DC, November 3, 2017
The Embassy of Mexico in the United States informs that Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez will pay a work visit to San Diego, California on Saturday, November 4th, as part of the efforts of the Mexican Government to broaden and strengthen dialogue with local and state actors in the United States.
Accompanied by officials from the Consulate General of San Diego, Ambassador Gutiérrez will meet with Dr. Rafael Fernández De Castro, Director of the Center for U.S. – Mexico Studies at the University of California, San Diego, and Dr. Alberto Hernández, President of the Colegio de la Frontera Norte, during which they will discuss the importance of promoting academic exchanges between Mexico and the United States as a way to boost cooperation and prosperity at the hemispheric level.
As part of his agenda, the Ambassador will participate in a lunch with the primary allies of Mexico in the CaliBaja region, and will meet with Roberto Salmón, head of the Mexico – United States International Boundary Water Commission.
Later, he will attend an annual dinner of the Border Angels, a non-profit organization which works for the rights of migrants around the border between Mexico and the United States. It was founded by Enrique Morones in 1986 and works with volunteers to create public awareness surrounding the issue of immigration and provide free advice in Spanish and English to migrant families.
The CaliBaja region has a combined $230 billion economy, a population of 6.5 million and the highest border crossing traffic in the Western Hemisphere, making it the most populated and interconnected area of the entire Mexico – U.S. border.
The trip to San Diego is part of the visits that the Ambassador and other officials from the foreign ministry carry out on a regular basis to strengthen commercial, cultural, educational, academic, political and business relations between the two countries, as well as to consolidate political alliances with different actors in the country.