Published On: Mon, Aug 25th, 2014

Mexican President Peña Nieto starts California tour in Los Angeles

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto arrived to the International Airport of Los Angeles to begin a visit to California, home of some 11.5 million people from Mexican heritage.

Peña Nieto and his wife, Angélica Rivera, as well as their entourage, were received at 2:30 pm by Chief of Protocol Charlotte Schultz, the Joint Protocol Chief of Los Angeles County, Lourdes Saab, and Mexican ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora, among others.

The President is looking forward to improve the positive relationship with California and the close cooperation between both governments. It is hoped that it will also help to improve the relationship with the people of Mexican origin in the state.

According to the presidential agenda, the visit aims to offer them better consular services and praise them as determining factors of development, prosperity and growth.

Peña Nieto will meet with the Governor of California, Edmund G. Brown, and the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti.

The border between Mexico and California is 145 miles long, representing 7% of the total of 1,969 miles between Mexico and the US. The Tijuana-San Diego area is one of the most active borders in the world and Mexico is the main destiny for Californian exports, being the third commercial partner of the state, after China and Japan.

In 2013, the bilateral commerce ascended to 60,174 million dollars, almost the same as the commercial exchange with China. Mexico exported 36,933 million dollars to California.

Source: http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/

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