Governor Stitt Announces Mexican Consulate to Open in OKC by 2023
News 9 - December 14, 2022 6:03 am
OKLAHOMA CITY –
A Mexican consulate is scheduled to open in Oklahoma City next spring, announced Governor Kevin Stitt on Tuesday.
Stitt says the Consulate of Mexico will provide services to the growing Mexican community in Oklahoma.
“As Oklahoma’s Mexican community grows, I’m glad that these Oklahomans can get the services they need right here in our state, rather driving hours across state lines for simple paperwork,” said Governor Stitt. “I am thankful for the collaboration and shared vision between Oklahoma and Mexico that made this a reality.”
Consul Edurne Pineda has been appointed as Head Consul and said that she looks forward to developing a stronger relationship between Mexico and the state as well as assistance to Mexicans in Oklahoma.
“It has been an honor to work with Governor Stitt to establish the Mexican Consulate in Oklahoma City,” said Consul Edurne Pineda. “I am certain that we will be great partners towards forging a better development for the Mexican community in the state and a deeper and stronger relationship between Mexico and Oklahoma.”
Mayor David Holt and leaders within the Mexican community say this is something they have been working toward for a long time.
“This is a great announcement for the people of Oklahoma City,” said Mayor David Holt. “There is a large population of Mexican Americans in our state, with more than 100,000 in Oklahoma City alone. Access to these services is important, and I congratulate the leaders in our Mexican American community who have advocated for this facility for many years.”
The consulate is planned to open its operation with full services by the end of the spring of 2023.