Under Secretary Wendy Sherman to Travel to Mexico December 6-9

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 5, 2011

Under Secretary for Political Affairs Ambassador Wendy Sherman will visit Mexico City December 6-9, 2011 to advance the already strong U.S.-Mexico partnership.

In Mexico City, Under Secretary Sherman will meet with senior government officials as well as with civil society leaders, alumni from Department of State exchange programs, and journalists. The Under Secretary’s visit will reaffirm our strong relationship on a range of issues including economic prosperity, regional cooperation, and youth and civil society participation in confronting shared challenges. The visit will also reinforce our continuing cooperation under the Merida Initiative to build strong, resilient communities and a secure, efficient 21st century border.

This visit will build upon President Calderon’s March 2011 U.S. visit, the U.S.-Mexico Merida High-Level Consultative Group meeting co-chaired by Secretary Clinton in April, and Deputy Secretary Bill Burns’ August 2011 visit.

PRN: 2011/2061