Strong international relationships have never been more important. Arizona’s relationship with Mexico has never been stronger. Last week, the Arizona-Mexico Commission came together with the Comisión Sonora-Arizona at the CSA/AMC Annual Meeting in Hermosillo, where three important joint agreements were signed by Governor Doug Ducey and Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich:
- Coordinated Emergency Services: Establishes coordinated emergency ambulance transfers between Arizona and Sonora across the U.S.-Mexico Border. Read the full text of the agreement HERE.
- Commercial Safety Corridor: Establishes a collaborative economic development initiative that creates a Commercial Safety Logistics Corridor along MX15, between Nogales and Guaymas, supporting secure and efficient supply chains moving through the Mariposa Port of Entry. Read the full text of the agreement HERE.
- Chief Science Officers Expands the Chief Science Officers (CSO) Program between Arizona and Sonora, that promotes youth participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Read the full text of the agreement HERE.
The CSA/AMC Annual Meeting was followed by a trip to Mexico City led by Governor Ducey, where he attended the inauguration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Governor Ducey and the Arizona delegation also met with business leaders and officials from the new federal administration, including Mexico’s new Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, and Under Secretary for North America Jesús Seade. The trip to Mexico followed last week’s signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).