The recently appointed Consul General of Mexico in Phoenix, the Honorable Jorge Mendoza Yescas, was welcomed by the Phoenix community earlier this week.
Consul Mendoza is from Sonora and has worked in Tucson, Texas and most recently Vancouver before his appointment as Consul General of Mexico in Phoenix.
The Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC) hosted a reception at the Phoenix Country Club to welcome Consul Mendoza.
Leaders and community members who champion the Arizona-Mexico relationship joined in welcoming him.
“I was appointed by the president of Mexico as the Consul General of Mexico in Phoenix to serve Mexicans… to strengthen our important relationship,” Consul Mendoza told attendees.
In his role, Consul Mendoza will support Mexicans in the greater Phoenix area in a variety of ways.
“The role of consul general is basically to represent the foreign estate here in the area in the consulate district, right? Also, it’s to serve over the best interest of Mexican nationals who are living in the consulate district and also who might be a tourist,” Consul Mendoza told Chamber Business News.
He said he will also work to establish commercial and economic relationships.
In addition to representation, the Consul General will work to meet the needs of Mexican citizens, such as passports, birth certificates and more.
“The main one is the passports, we issue passports for Mexican nationals need to do something like any process they may have in the state or in the country here in the U.S.,” Consul Mendoza said.
He said, “We provide birth certificates to Mexican nationals and also legalizations of U.S. documents [that] can be validated and used in Mexico.”
The welcome reception was held at the Phoenix Country Club on the evening of Wednesday, June 5, and was hosted by the AMC, which works to improve the economic prosperity and quality of life for Arizonans through collaborations with Mexico in advocacy, trade, networking and information. This year, the AMC celebrates its 60th anniversary.