The Department of State will host U.S. and Mexican interagency counterparts in Washington on May 21 for the Plenary Meeting of the Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group. Delegates from the U.S. and Mexican federal governments, the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas, the Mexican states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, and Tamaulipas, will participate.
The group will discuss the operation and planning of existing and proposed international bridges, border crossings, and ports of entry, and will exchange views on technical and policy information. This meeting includes a public session, which allows proponents of proposed bridges and border crossings and related projects to make presentations to the delegations and members of the public.
Given the approximately $1.5 billion in trade and one million citizens that cross the border each day, efficient and secure border crossings are crucial to the economy of both of our nations and to the lives of border communities. Participants will work closely with state and local counterparts on both sides of the border to coordinate, develop, and expand border infrastructure.
For further information on the meeting, please contact the Bureau of Western Hemisphere, via email at WHA-Press@state.gov .