Diplomatic Dialogue: A Breakfast Meeting with Javier Díaz de León, Consul General of Mexico

  • 09/29/2021
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Ansley Golf Club
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Mexico, a representative, democratic and federal republic, is the 5th largest country in the Americas and the 14th largest and 10th most populous nation in the world. It is geographically located in North America, but its language, historical roots and culture make it part of Latin America.

 The Mexican economy is the 15th largest in the world in terms of nominal GDP.    It shares a 3,142 km border with the United States, across which an average of over one million people, 230 thousand vehicles and 70,000 trucks transit daily through 56 international crossings. Indeed, 24% of Mexico’s GDP is generated in the border region, while the economic activity of the ten border states of both countries would represent the third largest economy worldwide.

With a population of over 130 inhabitants, Mexico is one of the largest markets in the world. The countries with largest investments in Mexico were its partners in USMCA (United States and Canada), followed by a significant number of European countries (Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Luxemburg and Switzerland), and Asian countries (Japan).

Mexico and Georgia have a significant economic relationship, with over 75 Mexican facilities operating in Georgia, of which at least 45 are manufacturing locations. These Mexican affiliated companies employ more than 2,500 Georgians.      

Consul General Javier Díaz de León received his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Universidad Iberoamericana and a Masters of Arts in International Conflict Analysis by the University of Kent, England.

He has been a member of the Mexican Foreign Service since 1991 and has held the rank of Ambassador since April 28th, 2017.  His distinguished diplomatic career has included positions as Deputy Consul General in San Diego, Deputy Consul General in New York, Head of the Office for Migration and Hispanic Affairs at the Embassy of Mexico in the United States, and Executive Director of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City.

He served as Consul General of Mexico in Raleigh, North Carolina from June 2013 to May 2016 and has been the Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta since June 18th, 2016.

The Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta oversees the states of Georgia, Alabama and most of Tennessee.

 

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