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Arizona, Sonora governors to meet at border conference

Agency publishes timetable for Mexico border wall
Posted at 9:31 PM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 00:31:19-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Gov. Doug Ducey will meet with his counterpart from the Mexican border state of Sonora during a conference in Phoenix.

Ducey, Sonora Gov. Claudia Pavlovich, U.S. Sen. Martha McSally and others will discuss trade during the Arizona-Mexico Commission summit on Friday.

Ducey and Pavlovich are likely to promote the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement that reworks parts of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement. It was agreed to by President Donald Trump and the Mexican and Canadian leaders but still requires ratification by the U.S. Senate.

Arizona and Sonora officials meet regularly to collaborate on trade, transportation, tourism and other cross-border issues.

About 25 million people and 10 million cars and trucks entered Arizona from Sonora last year. Arizona exported $7.7 billion worth of goods to Mexico in 2018.