October 2019 California Delegation to Mexico City Led by Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis
By Susanne Stirling
From October 1-4, 2019 a delegation of California business and state agencies
led by Lieutenant Governor Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis traveled to Mexico City for a trade mission to advance business, collaboration and partnership between California and Mexico. The delegation was made up of 20 private sector leaders as well as approximately 20 representatives from an array of state agencies. This is the first international mission of the Newsom administration, which also coincides with the beginning of the administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico.
Objectives of the mission included reaffirming and strengthening California’s friendship and commercial relationship with Mexico, opening California’s Trade and Service Desk in Mexico City, and engaging in topics and solutions important to both Mexico and California in certain areas.