Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday said he will go to Mexico this week for a state visit focused on strengthening diplomatic and economic partnerships.
The Oklahoma delegation, which also includes Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development Scott Mueller, is scheduled to arrive Tuesday afternoon in Mexico City, travel on Wednesday to Monterrey and return on Thursday to Oklahoma.
While in Mexico City, Stitt is set to meet with officials from the U.S. Embassy and Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard to discuss plans to open a Mexican consulate in Oklahoma.
“I am very excited to continue expanding the relationship between Oklahoma and Mexico, and I am particularly pleased that Mexico recently announced plans to open a consulate in Oklahoma,” Stitt said. “My administration has been focused on recruiting a consulate to better serve Oklahoma’s growing Mexican community and I will continue providing whatever support is needed so Oklahomans will no longer have to drive to Little Rock to take care of important business.”
Mexico has a consulate in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Meetings are also scheduled in Mexico City with leaders from Mexico’s energy industry.
In Monterrey, the Oklahoma delegation will conduct business recruitment meetings as well as visit Universidad Tec de Monterrey to discuss educational partnerships.
In September, Stitt hosted Consul General Rodolfo Quilantan for a cultural celebration at the state Capitol honoring Mexican artist Jose Sacal.
Stitt also recently met with Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Esteban Moctezuma at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Your opinions on Gov. Kevin Stitt: A collection of letters to the editor
From the letters: Wouldn't it be nice if we had a real governor? Gov. Kevin Stitt not anti-mask, he's anti-mandate. Here’s a look at some recent letters to the editor on the Oklahoma governor.
"Wouldn't it be nice if Oklahoma had a governor who didn't treat health care like a political football?" asks Tulsa resident Tom Tomshany.
"According to (former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd) Whitman, the survival of the Republican Party, as we have known it, is a stake and ultimately centrists must prevail," writes Tulsa resident Kevin Schobe.
"Oh, how we would love for all to help us live a normal life again," writes Broken Arrow resident Donna Iseminger.
"To my knowledge, Gov. Stitt has always encouraged anyone who wants to wear a mask or feels safer wearing a mask can by all means wear a mask, anywhere, anytime," says Bixby resident Sam Woodard.
"Many Oklahoma employers, including Tulsa Public Schools, have adopted standards to protect their employees, students and customers despite Gov. Stitt," writes Tulsa resident Robert Leland.
"If we keep buying their propaganda, it will ultimately have us at the very bottom of the nation on most critical issues," writes Jenks resident Gary Peer.
"It is entirely unsurprising and was entirely predictable at the time that Stitt would become a corrupt politician," Tulsa resident Joshua Gentges says.
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