Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The Ambassador of Argentina for Mexico has arrived and offered his support in the opening of an Argentinian consulate in Playa del Carmen.
Ezequiel Sabor, Ambassador of Argentina in Mexico, met with Solidaridad mayor Laura Beristain Navarrete to discuss Playa del Carmen and the opening of a consular office.
The meeting was held to discuss opening an office due to the large number of Argentinians who arrive in Playa del Carmen as both tourists and residents. Beristain Navarrete pointed out that this is the first time in 25 years that the municipality of Solidaridad would have this new area to serve migrants.
Sabor says “It is important that we can work together between Argentina and this municipality to start a new stage of government with Laura Beristain at the front that characterizes the federal government led by Andrés Manuel López Obrador.”
He says that an average of 450,000 Argentinians travel to the Mexican Caribbean each year, and “enter through Cancun, but travel to Playa del Carmen, therefore, we have proposed to open a representation before the end of January,” he explained.
He says their decision to open a consulate office in Playa del Carmen was based on two factors, one “because our compatriots are coming to this destination and second, because this is where we have the greatest number of residents.
“They are young people and they work here. They like the place and they stay and when they get sick or something happens to them, they have to be taken care of.”
Sabor says that the new consular officer will offer support to Argentinians since “they travel and things happen to them. Their passport is lost, they suffer an accident, they die or a relative dies, things that happen to them in life. When your babies are born, you have to look for birth certificates and that’s what the consulate is for.”
There was no location given for the new consulate, only that it is set to open by the end of January.