Mexico City, Mexico — During a recent virtual meeting, Mexico and the U.S. continue to work on the issuance of travel alerts. On Thursday, the Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, participated in the virtual seminar “Travel Recommendations” organized by the Mexican Ambassador to the United States, Esteban Moctezuma Barragán.
Authorities from the Department of State of the United States also participated in the meeting with the purpose of advancing in agreements so that travel alerts to Mexico are made separatly for each state.
Torruco Marqués stressed the importance of advancing in the agreements so that travel alerts to Mexico are duly focused for each state, while Moctezuma Barragán, highlighted the importance of a link between the authorities of both countries to have a more nourished dialogue that allows understanding of situations of each of the country’s tourist destinations.
Angela Kerwin, Secretary for Consular Affairs of the United States Department of State, emphasized that Mexico continues to be a very attractive destination for Americans and these meetings will allow them to travel with confidence.
Accompanied by state tourism secretaries and representatives, the head of the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) stressed that through this meeting, the agreement reached last May in Washington DC, within the framework of Operation Doorknock, is followed up, when he suggested that the travel alerts issued by the U.S. authority detail the areas that could represent problems are not generalized, since some isolated cases of insecurity are found several kilometers from tourist destinations.
Torruco Marqués thanked the invitation of Ambassador Moctezuma Barragán, as well as the openness of the authorities of the Department of State of the United States, to participate in talks that will strengthen the bilateral relationship between both countries and promote the tourist exchange of citizens.
He emphasized the closeness that exists between the two nations, not only because of the wide border they share, “but because over the years we have learned to trust and work with each other,” for which he invited attendees to continue working in synergy and in this way, find solutions to mutual problems.
“We live in an era where the destiny of countries is not built individually and in isolation, but jointly with friendly nations. In North America, we have understood that prosperity and security will be greater and stronger if we work together,” he said.
The Secretary of Tourism celebrated the work of Ambassador Esteban Moctezuma Barragán to promote meetings between authorities from the United States and the state governments of Mexico, and in this way, through dialogue, build a better shared future.