In Washington, D.C., the Foreign Secretary and the 50 Mexican Consuls General in the U.S. attended the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Global Forum. She also spoke to more than 2,500 community leaders in order to strengthen the ties with a community that has been subject to a rhetoric of hate.
In addition, she held several meetings at the Center for American Progress (CAP):
Chaired a plenary meeting with Mexico’s 50 consuls in the United States and met with Representative Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives:
And with Senator Bob Corker, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee:
The Foreign Secretary stressed how important the bilateral relationship with Mexcio is the United States and showed data confirming the extent to which the Mexican and U.S. economies are linked in a mutually beneficial relationship:
- The population of Mexican origin in the United States, which is about 35.5 million, generates 8% of the U.S. GDP.
- Immigrants of Mexican background own 570,000 companies: one out of every 25 in the United States.
- Mexican investment in the United States totals 17.6 billion dollars and has grown over 35% in the last 5 years.
- U.S. exports more to Mexico than to China and Japan combined.
- More than 6 million jobs in the U.S. depend on its trade with Mexico.