- The delegation addressed issues such as national security on both sides of the border, due to new policies implemented by the United States
In order to strengthen bilateral relations between the cities that make up Mexico’s northern border with the United States, the State Government headed by President Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, through the State Tourism Secretariat (SECTURE), participated in the Annual Delegation to Washington DC in conjunction with the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, on September 25 and 26.
The head of the SECTURE, Óscar Escobedo Carignan, said that this meeting between authorities of both parties, has been held annually for 12 years to narrow the gaps in issues that compete for binational policies, so according to the social situation both countries are experiencing, it is extremely important to exchange and update the lines of work of each government.
He indicated that during the participation of the delegation, the issues related to migration, security, trade, infrastructure at ports of entry, and wastewater management were addressed, since they are the axes of actions to be taken to promote the development of the CaliBaja Mega-Region.
He explained that one of the most important topics during the presentations was the working table between the Department of Commerce and the Mexican ambassador in the United States, due to the scope of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which is recording positive progress.
The Secretary of Tourism added that during the meeting with the Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the topic of greatest interest was national security because of the approval of the preliminary designs for the wall that is planned to be built on the San Diego and Tijuana border strip.
“Fortunately the binational relations of the region have not been affected. However, we must pay special attention to the new policies implemented by the US government, so that aspects such as trade or border crossing, remain in the direction that we have recently addressed, “said the state official.