U.S. Consul General Ian Brownlee visits city of Chihuahua


June 16, 2015 – The U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Ian Brownlee had breakfast this morning with members of different political parties of the Chihuahua State Legislature.  As part of the visit, the Consul General invited the legislators to attend the party that the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez will hold to commemorate the 239th anniversary of the Independence of the United States.  This will be Consul General Brownlee’s last public event at the Consulate before leaving for Washington, DC, to take on his next assignment at the U.S. Department of State.

On June 15, Consul General Brownlee also attended a farewell dinner hosted by the Attorney General.   His agenda on Monday also included the inauguration in Chihuahua of the National Program for the Professionalization of the State and Municipal Police under the Merida Initiative, a donation of Kindles to the English Access Microscholarship Program participants, and the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Chihuahua Autonomous University and the United States Agency for International Development.

During his visit to Congress, the Consul General reaffirmed the commitment of the U.S. Government to continue to work together on issues of security, economic prosperity, academic exchanges and community development.