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SAN ANTONIO (August 10, 2017) — Mayor Ron Nirenberg and City Council members joined business and community leaders Thursday in welcoming the Consul General of Mexico Reyna Torres Mendivil, highlighting the historic economic and cultural ties between the two countries and committing to continued collaboration.
“We are honored to welcome Ambassador Torres to San Antonio,” Mayor Nirenberg said, after meeting privately with the Consul General to discuss shared goals. “We are both committed to fostering strong relationships that will help expand opportunities for trade and investment, as well as educational and cultural opportunities between our two countries.”
Ambassador Torres was appointed by the Mexican President and took office as the Consul General in April. She has been a member of the Mexican Foreign Service since 1991 and attained the rank of Ambassador in 2014. She believes her priority in San Antonio is to serve and empower the Mexican community, particularly those in vulnerable conditions.
“San Antonio has always been, and will continue to be, a fundamental reference of the multiple ties that bring our two nations together,” Consul General Torres said. “The commitment I make today to the city of San Antonio, is to look forward to what we can accomplish in benefit of our communities, and work closely with each one of you.”
Business leaders welcomed the Consul General and stressed the importance of continuing to forge cultural and economic partnerships. Mexico is the world’s 11th largest economy and provides a nearly $4 billion export market for the San Antonio area. Mexican foreign owned businesses here are a product of decades of strong relationship-building by local chambers, colleges and universities, and economic development organizations.