Promoting Economic Prosperity Along the U.S.-Mexico Border During COVID-19

Office of the Spokesperson

A delegation from the U.S. Department of State met virtually with counterparts from Mexico’s Secretariat of Foreign Affairs for a Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group (BBBXG) plenary meeting on September 30 to strengthen the development of binational cross-border infrastructure projects.  The U.S. delegation highlighted important progress in the planning, construction, and operation of proposed international bridges, roads, border crossings, and ports of entry.  Both delegations emphasized the need for close coordination to facilitate the ability of communities and companies to do business along the border.

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the importance of efficient and secure border crossings, which are vital to the people and economy of both of our nations.  The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement has provisions outlining important improvements to our border infrastructure as the U.S.-Mexico trade relationship continues to grow and deepen, expanding our countries’ development and boosting regional competitiveness.  The Department of State will continue to coordinate binational cross-border infrastructure projects to facilitate infrastructure integration and advance economic growth in the United States and Mexico.