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Texas, Mexico sign agreements on energy, transportation

Texas-Mexico agreements will expand highway infrastructure, encourage economic development, facilitate bilateral trade

Texas and Mexico are strengthening ties over energy and transportation, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday. Measures include an energy task force to “foster economic growth on both sides of the border.”

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Governor Greg Abbott today signed a transportation agreement between the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Ministry of Communications and Transportation of the United Mexican States to promote and increase bilateral collaboration on future border infrastructure projects, according to a press release from the Governor’s office.

The energy task force will focus on finding “new and innovative energy solutions.

“The State of Texas recognizes the importance of its long term partnership with Mexico, which is why we must continue to expand our dialogue on issues such as border security, transportation and energy,” said Abbott in the release.

According to Abbott, the energy task force will foster discussions on energy reform as developments in the energy industry expand in Texas and Mexico.

“Texas and Mexico meet at the center of North America’s vast energy resources, and this task force will provide a unique opportunity to enrich economic growth and development for both sides,” said Abbott.

Claudia Ruiz Massieu, Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs said in the release that “such a deep and diverse relationship as the one Mexico and Texas share flourishes when there is communication and mutual understanding. Governor Abbott´s visit reflects the will to take that path.”

“Today’s transformative agreement on transportation signifies Texas’ and Mexico’s intent to expand highway infrastructure, encourage economic development and facilitate bilateral trade on both sides of the border,” said Abbott.

 

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