Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard inaugurated the new Mexican consulate in Oklahoma this Saturday, in recognition of the Mexican community in that state, which he said had been forgotten for years.
During his message, he highlighted the presence of half a million Mexicans in that city. “Oklahoma was not on the map as a priority.”
“This opening means a recognition to all of you, and the value that you have because you are the pioneers who came with many decades of hard work, with many risks, they moved forward, one step will be opened, they are part of They are their community, they educate their children and they are good citizens in Oklahoma, and today’s message is to recognize that,” he said.
He said the opening of the consulate is a sign of cooperation and closeness with institutions and people in the United States, “who also recognize Mexico and Mexicans, and who respect them.”
“It means recognition of our community and a sample of what Mexico and the United States can do if they are together and we work with respect, with affection and I say in Mexico, if we are family, We are not just neighbors, we are already family, you live here, we are part of the same community, each with our own interests and values, our own language, our own beliefs, but we are one community”, he stressed. Gave.
He took the opportunity to comment that after a 25-year investigation, Mexico recovered, in collaboration with the District Attorney’s Office in New York, a fragment of the Olmec civilization, “This has been the most important recovery in recent years, the piece means so much to Mexico.” Important. We should never forget how great we are and who we come from and where we are from, Mexico is a great civilization.
He commented, “We are moved by what you do, we are inspired by the fight you give, we will never forget each other and this consulate is a symbol that you become part of the Mexican nation.” Will stay.”