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Sandoval, Mexico governor boost trade partnership


CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval, visiting Mexico on Tuesday with members of the Nevada trade delegation, joined with the governor of the state of Mexico, Eruviel Avila, to sign a memorandum of understanding outlining areas of mutual interest to further enhance Mexico and Nevada’s bilateral trade partnership.

“This Memorandum of Understanding is a step towards building upon our strong bilateral trade relationship with Mexico,” Sandoval said in a statement. “Working together we will further develop industries of mutual interest including education, tourism, manufacturing and mining, among others. I look forward to the opportunities before us and I thank Governor Avila for signing this MOU.”

The memorandum also designates that Nevada and Mexico will embark on designing specific programs or projects of cooperation by establishing a relationship between public and private entities; engaging respective economic development agencies; working to increase investment in the identified industries; exchanging knowledge and experience with each other; developing professional training programs for the identified industries; facilitating visits between the countries for experts in targeted industries; and promoting the opportunities for business development that each country presents.

Later Tuesday, Sandoval and the rest of the Nevada delegation were scheduled to be hosted by the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, E. Anthony Wayne, at a reception that was expected to include Mexican government and business leaders.

Sandoval planned to address the attendees and highlight the unique business opportunities that make Nevada “a world within and a state apart.” The phrase is Nevada’s new state “brand” announced this year.

This is Sandoval’s third trade mission abroad. Last year, he led trade missions to the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and Canada. He is expected to travel to Israel this year.

Contact Capital Bureau reporter Sean Whaley at swhaley@reviewjournal.com or 775-687-3900.

 

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