The Secretary of
Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, representing the President of the
Republic, Enrique Peña Nieto, attended the opening of the edition 187 of the
San Marcos Fair (Feria de San Marcos) in the city of Aguascalientes; he also
attended the opening and award ceremony of the XXXV National Meeting of Young
There were present
during both events the governor of Aguascalientes, Carlos Lozano de la Torre;
and the Governor of Querétaro, José Calzada; the latter as a State guest in the
Edition of the San Marcos Fair.
Villarreal said that “Only the people who are able to have strong traditions,
of being able to identify themselves with their roots and its culture are able
to project themselves with strength into the future”.
He said that
Aguascalientes is one of the most important places in the global automotive
industry; so he said, "just being aware of our roots, of our origin and
who we are, we can design a future of prosperity and this State has done it
The Secretary of
Economy congratulated everyone involved in the development of the San Marcos
Fair "for being the pride of Mexico, not only in culture and folklore, but
in the development and prestige of the national economy".
For his part,
Governor of Aguascalientes, Carlos Lozano de la Torre, said that, "We
should be very proud of the San Marcos Fair preserve the essential values of
society and that is the great promoter of unity, solidarity and the
collaboration of all Mexicans".
Also, the Governor
of Querétaro, José Calzada Rovirosa, stressed that coordination with the
authorities of Aguascalientes to install a pavilion for the purpose of showing
to the more than 9 million people visiting the San Marcos Fair, the progresses
Querétaro has, and that they certainly are achievements for Mexico.
Making their way
through the facilities of the Fair, the State governors and the Secretary of
Economy, presided at the headquarters of the House of Culture of
Aguascalientes, the inauguration and awards ceremony of the National Encounter
of Youth Art and they visited the exhibition hall with the winner works.
made some visits to various areas of the Fair, which included the Eastern Gate
of the Garden of San Marcos; the so-called "Tapanco" for Senior
citizens, the House of the Artisan; the spaces dedicated to the state of
Querétaro; and the DIF (The Integral Development of the Family, a governmental
agency, by its initials in Spanish) of Aguascalientes.
The Secretary of Economy
was accompanied by the General Coordinator of Delegations of the Secretary of
Economy, Jorge Cantú Valderrama, and by Otto Granados. Chief of the Secretary
of Economy in the state.