FIRST EVER HONORARY CONSULATE OF MEXICO IN WALES
CARDIFF, Wales, 8th July, 2015. - In order to strengthen the promotion of Mexico in the economic, commercial, cultural and touristic areas and to increase exchanges and cooperation in education, science and technology, mainly in the western area of the UK, the Government of Mexico will establish its Honorary Consulate in Cardiff, Wales.
The Honorary Consulate in Wales will be a new a conduit of rapprochement between the Mexican community established in these geographical area and the Embassy of Mexico to the UK, in order to provide consular service, passport applications, and assistance when needed.
In the frame of The Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom, Mr. Glynn James Pegler, 31, was appointed as Honorary Consul in Cardiff. He is a businessman, founder and CEO of the Culture Group, a company which provides creative solutions in marketing to entertainment companies and new brands.
Mr. Pegler has extensive experience as a tourism, cultural and trade developer. It is noteworthy to mention that he has been appointed as "Ambassador for the Promotion of Cardiff" and "Promoter of Business" (Business Champion for Wales) by the Government of Wales. He was also appointed "Ambassador of the United Kingdom” to the European Cultural Parliament and recognized by The Institute of Welsh Affairs for his outstanding contribution to the arts, media and creative industries.
He was selected among the 10 entrepreneurs representing the UK at the G20 summit in France and was responsible for organizing the delegation of young entrepreneurs in the UK at the G20 summit in Mexico. Also in 2013 he was part of the British Parliament Committee on Small and Medium Enterprises, called "The Road to Success"
The Honorary Consulate of Mexico in Wales will have a matching constituency with the administrative division of this region, in the capital, Cardiff.
On 4th March, during his State Visit, the President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto had the opportunity to greet and thank the new Honorary Consul for accepting this assignment and reiterated the importance of strengthening the bonds of friendship between Mexico and the UK. He instructed Mr Pegler to consolidate the presence of our country with the various stakeholders in Wales.
On occasion of the opening ceremony, First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones sent his best wishes and welcomed the appointment of Mr Pegler as Honorary Consul in Cardiff. “Wales has a growing economic relationship with Mexico. I hope that we can build on this foundation and develop more trade and investment between the two countries. I am delighted that Mr Pegler in his role as Honorary Consul to Mexico will now join the Consular Association in Wales which continues to grow in number as Wales increases its profile on the world stage.”
According to Ambassador Gomez-Pickering: "Honorary Consul Glynn James Pegler will provide valuable support promoting Mexico in the economic, commercial, cultural and touristic areas of Wales, where there is still a great potential for the development of strategic links”.
Mr Pegler said the appointment was an incredible honour. “I have been travelling to Mexico for the past three years as part of my work, and have always been inspired by the passion and talent of the Mexican people. The culture of entrepreneurship there is something that Wales also shares and I am sure working together will create exciting results.
The ceremony was attended by members of the business and arts communities in Wales, alongside some of the cast from Ballet Folklorico of the University of Guadalajara, a Mexican dance group which performed later for one night only in Cardiff’s St David’s Hall, to mark the occasion.
As part of his activities, Ambassador Gomez-Pickering headed a meeting with leading businessmen from the creative industries, in which it participated the Counsellor Mario Alberto Gonzalez, Director of ProMexico in the UK, institution of the Mexican Government to boost trade and investment from abroad, as well as Mick Mcguire, Director of Sectors and Business of Wales.
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