Border Conference At UTEP

Aug 7, 2013

A panel of U.S. and Mexican diplomats, politicians, and business leaders are meeting in West Texas to discuss cross-border commerce, infrastructure investments and immigration reform.

The talks are happening at a conference Wednesday in El Paso focused on the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico.

Among the conference speakers are Anthony Wayne, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, and Mexican counterpart Eduardo Medina. The conference also will include U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, an El Paso Democrat, and Mexican Federal Congress member Javier Trevino. Council of the Americas Chairman John Negroponte organized the event.

The event is co-hosted by the University of Texas at El Paso. A UTEP statement says participants will discuss the economic relationship between the two countries nearly 20 years after the North American Free Trade Agreement was implemented.

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