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Posted on: November 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Mexican Consul General to Visit Holland Nov 14

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The Michigan Consul General for Mexico, Fernando Gonzalez Saiffe, will visit Holland on Thursday, November 14th, hosted by the City of Holland’s International Relations Commission.

Mr. Gonzalez Saiffe will meet with local high school and college students for an informal Q&A from 4:30-5:15. He will be the guest of honor at a reception from 5:15-6:00 pm. Immediately following the reception he will speak on “Mexico-U.S. Current Events.” All events will take place at City Hall.  The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Mr. Gonzalez Saiffe has been in his diplomatic post since September 15, 2017. Previously, he has served the Mexican Foreign Ministry in executive positions in Canada (2013-17); Vietnam (2011-13); the United Nations (2009-11 and 2002-03); and as liaison for congressional affairs to the U.S. House of Representatives (2004-08).

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Instituto Technologico Autonomo de Mexico and a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law in Diplomacy at Tufts University. He has published numerous articles on Mexican foreign policy and the United Nations.

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