Washington, DC, April 9, 2018. 


The Embassy of Mexico in the United States informs that Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez will conduct a work visit to Austin, Texas, today, April 9th, as part of the efforts of the Government of Mexico to broaden and strengthen dialogue with local and state actors in the United States.


Ambassador Gutiérrez will participate in a roundtable discussion titled “The Future of U.S. – Mexico Security Cooperation” in the Future of Mexico’s Security Strategy conference, organized by the National Security Commission and the Robert Strauss Center’s Mexico Security Initiative (MSI) at the University of Texas at Austin, an opportunity which will allow him to exchange opinions on the current state of bilateral security cooperation. The roundtable will be moderated by the former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Antonio O. Garza. Also participating are Clare Ribando Seekle, Specialist in Latin American Affairs at the Congressional Research Service, and William Brownfield, the former Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement.


Accompanied by the Consul General of Mexico in Austin, Carlos González Gutiérrez, the Ambassador will also meet with Gregory L. Fenves, President of the University of Texas at Austin, as well as with CONACYT scholarship winners studying in the institution, which hosted 411 Mexican students in diverse programs of study during the 2017/2018 academic year.


The trip to Austin 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 United States.