The 63th President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was sworn in on Saturday December 1st, at the Legislative Palace of San LÃ¡zaro in Mexico City, in front of Mexico’s newly established Federal Congress, Federal and State Government officials, and distinguished guests from Mexico and over the world.
The President of the USMCOC Albert Zapanta, was honored to be invited to this historic ceremony, representing the only U.S.-based Chamber of Commerce, among a selected group of guests; a testimony of the good work that the Chamber has conducted in carrying its mission of fostering good business relations between the U.S. and Mexico for 45 years, in collaboration with the Government in turn, with impartiality and complete respect for the democratic procedures and electoral results of each country.
Mr. Zapanta was privileged to be part of 80 elected top ranking government officials and key individuals invited from the U.S. that included U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Special Adviser to the U.S. President Mrs. Ivanka Trump, Senator for the State of Texas John Cornyn, Senator for the State of Utah Mike Lee, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, and our good friends Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) and Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Governor of the State of Arizona Doug Ducey, and California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom.
The USMCOC has been invited to be present at the Presidential inauguration since 1994, and we are grateful to the people of Mexico and very proud of this distinction.
We congratulate President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and the people of Mexico, and reiterate to our Members and friends that The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce will maintain its vocation of contributing to the development of our economies through cooperation, dialogue and the creation of business and investment opportunities that translate into a better life for the people in our nations and the North American Region.