Arizona: Governor Hobbs Discusses Cross-border Infrastructure and Trade During Visit to Nogales, Sonora, with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, U.S. Ambassador Ken Salazar, and Sonora Governor Alfonso Durazo Montaño

NOGALES, SONORA, MEXICO ~ Yesterday, Governor Katie Hobbs of Arizona visited Nogales, Sonora to meet with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Sonora Governor Alfonso Durazo, and U.S. Ambassador Ken Salazar to discuss the Arizona-Sonora Border Infrastructure Master Plan.

The plan involves a coordinated process to identify all highway, bridge, and port of entry projects along the border. Governor Hobbs noted that there are more than 200 projects identified on the Arizona side of the border alone that have an estimated value of more than $12 billion.

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"It was an honor to visit Nogales, Sonora as my first international visit as Governor," said Governor Hobbs. "Arizona and Mexico share a unique relationship, and it is crucial that we work together to prioritize and invest in our binational trade relationship, and critical ports of entry."

Governor Hobbs emphasized the importance of maintaining these access points for trade, commerce, and tourism in order to create secure gateways for these activities. She also noted that talks will be ongoing in order to ensure that these projects are completed efficiently.

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