On November 1, Foreign Secretary Alicia Bárcena begins a 3-day visit to Washington, D.C. on behalf of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to participate in the first Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity (APEP) Summit.

At the Summit, which is being held a little more than a year after its creation at the 9th Summit of the Americas in June 2022, the Foreign Secretary will emphasize the importance of including all the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in this important forum.

This is Secretary Bárcena's third visit to the U.S. capital, where she will also hold meetings with senators, heads of state and leaders.

On her first day, she will meet with a group of senators to discuss the results and progress of the High-Level Economic Dialogue, the High-Level Security Dialogue and the Palenque Declaration.

On Thursday, November 2, the Foreign Secretary will participate in an event for APEP leaders with legislators, attend the APEP – IDB Responsible Investment Forum, and hold two meetings with the Heads of State of Uruguay, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, and Ecuador, Chile and Peru. She will also be on the panel “Economic integration as a driver of inclusive growth.” Lastly, she will hold a Mexico-Chile bilateral meeting with President Gabriel Boric.

On her last day, Secretary Bárcena will be at the Treasury Department and the White House, where the Leaders' Plenary Session will be held to address efforts to promote greater economic stability and regional prosperity through their collaboration as part of the Americas Partnership.

Finally, the Foreign Secretary will visit the consular section of the Mexican Embassy in the U.S. and hold a meeting with Mexican business executives.