Ambassador Jacobson dedicates New U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo

Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. – Roberta Jacobson was in Nuevo Laredo on April 24, 2018 in what will be her last visit to this border city as Ambassador of the United States. The Ambassador dedicated the new U.S. Consulate General facilities along with guests of honor from municipal and state government.

As a display of our enduring friendship and important bilateral partnership, U.S. Ambassador Roberta S. Jacobson and U.S. Consul General in Nuevo Laredo Phillip Linderman and local officials dedicated the new U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

The new U.S. Consulate General facilities will provide a safe and secure platform for diplomacy and include an office building, a U.S. Marine security guard residence, a support annex, and facilities for the consulate community. These facilities represent the U.S. commitment to the region as well as the best in U.S. architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

Ambassador Jacobson toured the new facilities with the guests of honor, enjoying the architectural work of Moore Ruble and PAGE, as well as the construction of B.L. Harbert International.

Consul General Linderman clarified that the consular staff will begin working in the new offices starting in May, leaving the building they occupied since the 1980s.

“We have bitter-sweet feelings about moving to our new home because we’ll leave a building that has served our diplomacy here in the city for more than 30 years; but we are happy and proud to show our commitment to the community of the two Laredos and the lasting bilateral relationship that this new building represents “- Phillip Linderman

Ambassador Jacobson reiterated her delight with the cultural wealth of the border region that combines aspects of the two great nations, making it doubly strong and relevant.

 “There is a saying on the border, that we are two countries, but one community. The building demonstrates that this border community is strong and enduring. I am sure that this building will witness great opportunities, interesting exchanges of ideas and outstanding binational projects. In the United States, we are committed to building a stable, prosperous and competitive region. – Roberta Jacobson

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