Nogales consular official Christopher Teal visits with Caborca city officials. Source: Ayuntamiento de Caborca
On Friday, July 29, 2016, Caborca Municipal Mayor Karina García Gutiérrez received a visit from Christopher Teal, the U.S. General Consul in Nogales, Sonora. They discussed a number of topics aimed at strengthening relations between the United States and Caborca.
Also present at the meeting were Caborca Municipal Secretary Ing. Ricardo Araiza Celaya and Director of Economic Development and Promotion Roberto Carlos Morineau, who presented a comprehensive overview of the benefits of investment that exist in Caborca.
This was the second meeting between García and Teal, who first met in Caborca on October 28 of last year to discuss topics with a potentially significant impact for the region, such as local projects that may present investment opportunities for American entrepreneurs.
Mayor García thanked General Consul Teal for his visit and reiterated the readiness of her administration to work with the consulate on joint cultural, educational and trade projects.
“It is a pleasure to have him back in Caborca, and for my government it will be of vital importance to work on binational themes that come to support students in scholarship programs and student exchanges, because from the beginning of this administration we have bet on the education of our youth, ” she explained.
Mayor García invited Mr. Teal to see the progress of the new Omega Plaza shopping center, a construction project that impressed the American diplomat. During the tour Teal commented that he was not only pleased with the work, but also for what it represents for the city’s economic growth. He also stressed the need to find mechanisms to work together in a better way, such as temporary scholarship programs that would allow students from Caborca to study in Arizona and other locations in the United States.
They agreed to schedule more visits in order to strengthen the ties of cooperation, and to include Caborca in various programs that the U.S. government offers through consular offices such as the Nogales Consulate.