MAYOR EMANUEL WELCOMES SERGIO ALCOCER, UNDERSECRETARY FOR NORTH AMERICA, SECRETARIAT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF MEXICO TO CHICAGO
Part of the Mayor’s Mission To Fortify Chicago’s International Ties
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today met with Sergio Alcocer, Undersecretary for North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs where they discussed their shared commitment to strengthening economic and cultural ties between Chicago and Mexico.
“I welcome Undersecretary Alcocer to Chicago and am pleased to continue strengthening our longstanding friendship with Mexico,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “Chicago is a city of immigrants and all of us are proud of this heritage. I am proud that Chicago is home to the 5th largest population of individuals of Mexican descent in the world, and look forward to working with Mexico to continue growing jobs and opportunity throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods.”
Persons of Latino descent comprise over a quarter of Chicago’s population and Chicago has a large population of individuals of Mexican descent. Nearly 119 Chicago-based companies have locations in Mexico including 64 locations in Chicago’s Sister City, Mexico City. These factors echo the City’s ambition to being the most immigrant-friendly city and showing the importance of upholding our relationship.
Undersecretary Alcocer has served for North America in Mexico’s Secretariat of Foreign Relations since January 1, 2013. He is Vice-president of Mexico’s Academy of Engineering, and member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. Undersecretary Alcocer is in Chicago for a seminar with Mexican Consuls from the United States and Canada. During today’s visit with Mayor Emanuel, Undersecretary Alcocer was joined by Carlos Jimenez Macias, Consul General of Mexico in Chicago.
The Emanuel Administration continues to cultivate and strengthen ties with foreign countries to help spur Chicago’s economy. Over the past several months, the Mayor and members of his administration have met with leaders from the China, Italy, Turkey, and others.
Photo Caption: Mayor Emanuel welcomes Sergio Alcocer, Undersecretary for North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Photo Credit: Brooke Collins // City of Chicago