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MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES JOIN EFFORTS FOR A BETTER BINATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

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In a joint effort between the governments of Mexico and the United States, and with the support of the Government of the State of Baja California, several projects are being carried out to modernize the infrastructure of border crossings, as well as actions for migratory care and welfare for populations on both sides of the border as pointed out by United States Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar and Governor Marina del Pilar.

The Governor and the Ambassador highlighted the willingness to collaborate with the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and U.S. President Joe Biden, to continue building the strengthening the binational relationship for which they are taking historical steps.

High-impact works for the Baja California border infrastructure were highlighted, such as the remodeling of the Mexicali West Port of Entry, the work at the Los Algodones port of entry, the expediting actions at the Tijuana-San Ysidro crossing, and the construction of the Otay II sentry box.

The representative of the Government of the United States visited Baja California to supervise, together with Governor Marina del Pilar, the construction work that is being carried out at the checkpoint between Mexicali and Calexico.

As part of the tour, in which they were accompanied by officials from both sides of the border, Ken Salazar and Marina del Pilar verified the progress in infrastructure actions aimed at providing a more agile treatment of border crossings.

Likewise, they held a work meeting in which the migrant issue, binational water supply, environmental protection, and border economic development were addressed, mentioning notable advances in projects that seek to positively impact the lives of the people on both sides of the border.

In his message to Baja California society, the Ambassador pointed out that the objectives have been achieved in the border area with the support of Governor Marina del Pilar since these are tangible infrastructure works of high benefit to Mexicans and Americans.

“When you see the construction of the efforts here in the United States and Mexico, you see that we are working as partners and not just here in Mexicali, we are also doing it in Tijuana, in Otay Mesa, in the entire border between Baja California, California, Arizona, and so on up to Matamoros and Brownsville, for three thousand kilometers we are working on these projects for the first time,” he said.

In the same sense, he highlighted the importance of the working meeting between personnel of the United States Government, the administration of the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and the Government of Baja California, since in this way important results are being achieved.

“I will continue to come back because this region of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico is a region that has a lot, we do have some complicated difficulties and we also have great opportunities to improve the lives of the people of the United States and the Mexican people,” he added.

For her part, Governor Marina del Pilar expressed that there are important advances in the remodeling of the Mexicali West Port of Entry that derive from the political will of the governments both in Washington and Mexico City.

“Today we are consolidating a new agenda for coexistence and integration, which will bring benefits for the inhabitants of both sides of the border, based on sustainable, comprehensive, equitable and inclusive binational development,” the governor said.

Marina del Pilar reiterated its full support in terms of complementary urban works to expedite crossings, included in the Respira program, and resource management since the motivation is to move towards a mega-region in which the quality of life of the towns improves day by day.

“Baja California and California are not only the busiest borders in the world, but the land of great dreams materialized. I am sure that we are building the best times of our binational relationship right now. Today we are building the border of the future,” she said.

It should be noted that the Governor and the Ambassador mentioned that the works continue to make significant progress, and gave as an example the construction of the Otay II checkpoint, which will be completed in 2024 and will mark a before and after in the crossings between Tijuana and the city ​​of San Diego, California.

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