Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch will travel November 2-6 to Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico, and New Orleans. In Mexico City and Monterrey, the Assistant Secretary will review consular operations and meet with consular staff. In Mexico City he will also meet with host government officials in an annual bilateral consular dialogue to discuss topics of mutual interest and underscore our deep and sustained cooperation on a broad range of consular issues. The U.S. Mission in Mexico is one of the largest consular operations in the world, supporting deep people-to-people and economic ties between the United States and Mexico. In New Orleans, he will review U.S. passport facility operations and meet with passport agency staff.