Border Governors Conference (BGC) representatives from the U.S. and Mexico met at Arizona State University June 17-18, 2009 for a third planning meeting, sponsored by the Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC) in preparation for the upcoming XXVII Border Governors Conference to be held on Sept. 2-4, 2009 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Along with BGC representatives, several border institutions met to discuss competitiveness, security and sustainability – topics affecting the U.S.-Mexico region. These issues are not only being targeted within the BGC agenda but also included on the binational agenda of many organizations.
During these meetings, the Pacific Council on International Policy (PCIP); Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI); Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF); Woodrow Wilson Institute; North American Center for Transborder Studies (NACTS); the AMC; and BGC representatives met to combine efforts to present a uniformed voice for the borderlands to and with the federal governments in Washington, D.C. and Mexico City.
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