Source: Business South Texas
US Ambassador to Mexico to Visit Laredo – South Texas Alliance for Regional Trade
January 16, 2015 By businesssouthtexas
Laredo (Jan 12, 2015) — U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne will be the guest speaker at the Logistics & Manufacturing Association Port Laredo’s 30th anniversary event Jan. 29 at the Laredo Country Club.
Wayne will be the guest speaker at the luncheon, set to start at noon, and will highlight business and cross-border relations between the United States and Mexico. As the preeminent inland port in the United States, and the third largest U.S. customs district, the Port of Laredo continues to play a key role in the economic prosperity of both the United States and Mexico.
This event will highlight the importance of the port of Laredo and gives the community stakeholders an opportunity to interact and share ideas with the ambassador.
The Logistics & Manufacturing Association Port Laredo is an organization focused on enhancing the competitiveness of Los Dos Laredos.
Earl Anthony Wayne was nominated by President Obama to be Ambassador of the United States to Mexico on June 9, 2011, and was confirmed by the Senate August 2, and arrived in Mexico City to present his credential on September 11, 2011.
A career diplomat since 1975, Ambassador Wayne leads one of the largest U.S. Missions in the world, comprised of the embassy in Mexico City, 9 consulates, and 9 consular agencies. The Mission in Mexico includes 29 U.S. government agencies and over 2,700 employees. The U.S.-Mexico economic and commercial relationship, which the Mission supports, is immense. Mexico is America’s second largest export market, and its third largest trading partner and energy supplier. The U.S. buys over 75 percent of Mexico’s exports. Bilateral trade in goods and services was over $500 billion in 2013, having grown in each of the last three years.
In 2006, President George W. Bush nominated Wayne to be Ambassador to Argentina, and he presented his credentials as Ambassador to Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana on November 6 of that year. In late May, 2010, Wayne took over the position of Deputy Ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. In that role, under Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, he oversaw all Embassy programs and staff, worked closely with the Afghan government, coordinated with the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and with other elements of the international community and Afghan society.
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