United States, September 24.- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) inaugurated this Saturday the Mexican Consulate in New Jersey, consular office number 53 in the Mexican network in the United States.
This new representation is designed to serve up to 50 thousand people per year and will offer more than 40 procedures and services for a population of more than 230 thousand Mexicans living in 13 provinces in central and northern New Jersey.
At the opening ceremony of the consulate, Foreign Minister Alicia Bárcena stated that the SRE seeks to develop a diplomacy that is close, inclusive and at the service of the people.
Before the leaders of the Mexican community in that state, SRE officials and local and state authorities in the US, the head of the Mexican diplomacy thanked the audience for all the effort, dedication and work done in recent months for making the consulate.
The Secretary of Foreign Affairs highlighted the presence in the event of Ana Lilia Rivera, president of the Senate board of directors, as well as some legislators from the Senate of the Republic and the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico, who assured that “they will bring the voice of the Mexican community in New Jersey before the Legislative Branch.”
Likewise, he recognized the support of the mayor of New Brunswick, Jim Cahill, as the basis for the inauguration of the consulate representation.
Finally, he endorsed the commitment of President López Obrador that the attention of the Mexican community in the world is a priority in our foreign policy and concluded his intervention with the phrase: “A dream that we dream that alone is just a dream. “A dream we dream together becomes a reality.”