Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos, Texas Delegation Visit Mexico

April 30, 2015 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos, along with a small delegation from his office, concluded a multi-day official visit to the United Mexican States on behalf of the State of Texas. Governor Greg Abbott tasked Secretary Cascos with traveling to Mexico as his first official international mission in recognition of the importance of the Texas-Mexico relationship.

“It has been a pleasure to visit with Mexican officials and have important conversations about how we can continue to improve the rapport between Texas and Mexico and strengthen the historical, cultural and economic bonds between our state and our Southern neighbor,” said Secretary Cascos. “I thank Secretary of Foreign Affairs Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Undersecretary for North American Affairs Dr. Sergio Alcocer, U.S. Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne, the government and people of Mexico for their hospitality this week, and I look forward to continuing this valuable dialogue.”

During the delegation’s visit, Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Meade Kuribreña hosted Secretary Cascos at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where they discussed issues fundamental to Texas’ and Mexico’s shared border and robust trading partnership. During the meeting, Secretary Cascos delivered a formal invitation from Governor Abbott to Secretary Meade to visit Texas.

Secretary Cascos and the Texas delegation also met with various representatives at SENER, Mexico's Ministry of Energy, to discuss Mexico's energy reform initiatives, regulatory structure and mechanisms of cooperation between Mexican and Texas businesses. Additionally, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico E. Anthony Wayne hosted Secretary Cascos and the Texas delegation for an introductory meeting at the U.S. Embassy.