Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt heading to Mexico on an official state visit

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt pulls down his face mask as he speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Governor Kevin Stitt is heading to Mexico for an official state visit. This trip comes right after a major announcement that Mexico plans to open a consulate in OKC. 

Right now, people in Oklahoma who maintain their Mexican citizenship must drive to Little Rock for things like passports and legal and financial documents. 

The Governor’s trip will include a stop in Mexico City to meet with representatives from the US Embassy and the Mexican Foreign Secretary to discuss the opening of the consulate. 

For Mexican mother and son business owners Leticia Cerna and Victor Acosta, news of a consulate coming to Oklahoma City is exciting.

“I would plead with them, please for all the Mexican people like us, all the stuff that we have to do, it’s a lot,” Cerna said. “There’s a lot of people that are desperate because they don’t have their passport, they lose a lot of things.” 

The Governor’s trip will also include a stop in Monterrey to discuss business recruitments and educational partnerships, he’s expected to return to Oklahoma on Thursday. 

Only on 9, Storme Jones will be traveling with the Oklahoma delegation to document the trip. Watch the coverage starting tonight on News 9 at 10.

Source: Channel 9 Oklahoma

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