As part of her U.S. tour, the Foreign Secretary took part in the 76th Annual Meeting of the Pan American Association of Philadelphia. She was accompanied by the Undersecretary for North America, Paulo Carreño King, and Mexico’s ambassador in the United States, Carlos Manuel Sada.
Next on the agenda was a meeting between the Foreign Secretary and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, to discuss the contributions of the Mexican community in the U.S., sanctuary cities, policies that welcome migrants and the joint work done by the mayor and the consulate on gender issues.
At the Union League of Philadelphia, the Foreign Secretary will meet with business leaders and representatives of the tourism industry.
Lastly, she will attend the opening of "Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This is the most comprehensive exhibition of Mexican modernism to be shown in the United States in more than seven decades.
784,000 Latinos live in Pennsylvania, of which 138,000 have a Mexican background. Bilateral trade between Mexico and Pennsylvania totaled 8.3 billion dollars in 2015. Mexico it Pennsylvania’s second largest export market, after Canada.
Mexico and the United States trade a million dollars per minute per day. Six million U.S. jobs depend on trade with Mexico, and Mexico is a major economic partner of 30 of the 50 U.S. states.