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Mexican Ambassador visits Southern Arizona

Posted at 11:14 PM, Nov 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-30 11:23:43-05
The Mexican Ambassador to the United States is touring Southern Arizona this week. Ambassador Carlos M. Sada comes to the Grand Canyon State as a way of strengthening relations between the US and Mexico. 
 
From the beginning of his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump has said he's bringing change to the US/Mexico border.  He's vowed to renegotiate or terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement -- calling it one of the worst deals in US history. 
 
Mexican Ambassador Carlos Sada says that's not the case. 
 
"In general it has been very good for Mexico," said Sada. "It has been very good for the United States and it has been very good for Canada. But we need to insist on the positive message because it has been very good for the three of us."
 
Ambassador Sada spent Tuesday afternoon touring Nogales for the first time in about 10 years. 
 
"The number of warehouses and businesses that have developed on this side of the border is an indication of the activity, the economic activity that has benefited the two of us and that is the name of the game."
 
The Mexican Ambassador says keeping open trade and positive diplomatic relations is essential to the success of North American trade. 
 
 
"What is coming with the next administration we don't know," said Sada. "But it has been said by our president that we are ready to sit and to modernize whatever is possible with the three of us at the table."
 
Ambassador Sada is set to finish his tour of Arizona after stopping in Phoenix on Wednesday. He will then head to Washington.