Governor's Subcabinet For International Affairs

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Governor's Subcabinet For International Affairs

​​Created in 2001 by Executive Order 01.01.2001.20, as amended by Executive Order 01.01.2005.24, the Subcabinet, chaired by the Secretary of State, encourages open communication and collaboration among Maryland’s state agencies. The Office of the Secretary of State’s International Division facilitates the subcabinet and conducts international protocol for the Executive Department.

  • On September 5, Deputy Secretary of State Luis Borunda hosted members of the Latin American diplomatic corps at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Joining Maryland's Office of the Secretary of State at the event were representatives from the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives, and the embassies of Honduras, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Bolivia.  


  • On July 24, Secretary Wobensmith met with Chinese university students visiting the University of Maryland for its Global Leadership Program. The UMD Global Leadership program’s mission is to “build global knowledge by learning how to objectively analyze political, social, and economic components of international policy-making.


  • On July 14, Dr. James Fielder, Secretary of the Maryland Higher Education Commission, signed an MOU in Annapolis with the Government of Hungary regarding cooperation on higher education opportunities and information exchange.


    On August 9, the Office of the Secretary of State in conjunction with the Serbian American Business Leadership Council, and the U.S. Commercial Service- Trade Winds hosted a seminar highlighting business opportunities in Serbia for Maryland businesses. Among the speakers were Minister Goran Trivan, from the Serbian Ministry of Environmental Protection, Ambassador Djerdj Matkovic, Maryland Secretary of Environment Ben Grumbles and Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources Mark Belton.

    On July 19, Secretary Wobensmith and Deputy Secretary Borunda met with Governor Juan Schiaretti, Governor of Cordoba, Argentina


    The Province of Cordoba and Maryland have engaged one another in the past in the sector of policing and public safety information exchange.​ Other areas of possible future bilateral programming discussed ​at the meeting included: higher education, technology, tourism, health care, and agriculture.

    World Teacher of the Year:


    Secretary Wobensmith presented a Governor's Citation to the Prince George's County Public Schools World Teacher of the Year recipient, Mrs. Zennie Ann Torres-Acosta.