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Legislation #: 050224 Introduction Date: 2/24/2005
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER XBARNES AND COUNCILMEMBER COOPER
Title: Designating Thursday, February 24, 2005, as Mexican Diplomats Day in Kansas City.

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2/24/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/24/2005 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 050224

 

Designating Thursday, February 24, 2005, as Mexican Diplomats Day in Kansas City.

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City, Missouri enjoys an effective and increasingly fruitful relationship with Mexico, its leaders and its people; and

 

WHEREAS, the decision of the Mexican government to choose Kansas City as the location of a Mexican Consulate and other important offices serving surrounding Midwestern states signifies the value of the diplomacy between Kansas City and Mexico; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City, Missouri, has hosted and attended trade missions with the Mexican cities of Manzanillo, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Morelia and Mexico City; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City and Manzanillo, Mexicos deep water Pacific port, have collaborated on and signed a historic trade agreement; and

 

WHEREAS, numerous trade initiatives and tourism agreements exist between municipalities in Mexico and Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City has been selected as the site of the first Customs facility outside Mexico, and Mexico chose Kansas City as the location of their annual diplomatic meeting, February 23-25, 2005; and

 

WHEREAS, more than 70 diplomats are converging here; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby designate Thursday, February 24, 2005, as Mexican Diplomats Day in Kansas City; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copies hereof be presented to the Honorable Luis Ernesto Derbez, Mexicos Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Geronimo Gutierrez, Undersecretary for North America, Carlos Icaza, Ambassador to the United States, Josefina Vazquez Mota, Secretary of Social Development, and all those participating in the annual diplomatic meeting held in Kansas City, Missouri, with the best wishes and warm welcome from the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City.

 

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