August 7, 2015- The Office of Congressman Beto O’Rourke and the University of Texas at El Paso held the Mexico-United States Summit 2015: A View from the Frontera August 6-7. Experts in bilateral trade, energy, education, security, mobility and migration from both sides of the border shared their views and ideas to promote the prosperity of both countries.
During a panel presentation, the Chargé d’affaires of the U.S. Mission to Mexico William Duncan recognized the importance of U.S.-Mexico relations and highlighted the integration of our economies, but also noted the need for deeper cooperation between our countries, highlighting in particular the role that economic development and education can play in this partnership.
“The future success and competitiveness of our region depend on our ability to foster innovation, provide our citizens with access to technology and high-quality educational opportunities and promote a workforce with the skills necessary for success in this global economy.”
Chargé d’affaires Duncan also attended summit panel discussions held in Ciudad Juarez and had the opportunity to meet the Mayor of Ciudad Juarez Enrique Serrano, who discussed the role of the border region in the future of North America.