Washington, DC, March 20, 2018.

 

 

The Embassy of Mexico in the United States informs that Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez met with Congressman William Hurd (R-TX) and members of the Texas Business Leadership Council (TBLC), as well as former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Antonio Garza, in Texas last night to discuss the Mexico – United States relationship and the modernization process of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

 

During the meeting, representatives from businesses that interact daily with their Mexican counterparts in diverse sectors including transportation, energy and banking, spoke of their interest in the economic relationship with Mexico and the importance of commercial integration between our country and Texas.

 

For his part, Ambassador Gutiérrez thanked the Texas businessmen for their efforts to share the importance of Mexico to the United States with the public, as well as find areas of collaboration to boost the regional economy and benefit communities on both sides of the border.

 

The TBLC was founded in 1994 as a non-partisan organization to analyze and provide public policy recommendations to state leaders. It is comprised of a network of business leaders seeking to make Texas a competitive state through research, financial resources and legal counsel so that government leaders can make informed decisions to benefit the state.

 

The Ambassador and other officials from the foreign ministry hold these types of meetings on a regular basis to identify areas of agreement and collaboration with key actors in the country.