Mexico, Dec. 6 (Notimex).- With the objective of strengthening the economic and commercial relationship between Mexico and the United States, as well as increasing the integration and competitiveness of the North American region, the work of the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue began in Mexico City.
Mexico’s Business Coordinating Council (CCE) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce convened business leaders from both countries to give joint recommendations to their governments on priorities within the bilateral trade and investment agenda.
In addition, the mechanism serves as the main vehicle of the private sector within the High-Level Economic Dialogue (DEAN) between Mexico and the United States.
The members of the CEO Dialogue meet twice a year, alternating one meeting per country, in order to foster critical thinking about the bilateral economic relationship, identify shared public policy priorities, and provide effective engagement with senior government officials from both nations.
In the two days of activities, the event will be attended by first level entrepreneurs, as well as prominent public officials from Mexico and the United States, such as Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Finance Secretary, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña and Foreign Affairs Secretary, Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas.
Public Education Secretary, Aurelio Nuño Mayer and Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, as well as Ambassador Carlos Sada, will also attend.
On the U.S. side, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Ambassador Roberta Jacobson and Alan Bersin from the Department of Homeland Security will be present.
In the United States, CEO Dialogue is led by John G. Rice, vice president of the Board of General Electric, and Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of the United States Chamber of Commerce.
On the Mexican side, the Dialogue is led by Armando Garza, president of Alfa, and Juan Pablo Castañón Castañón, president of the CCE.
The Dialogue is composed of four working groups, led by an entrepreneur from each country and addressing issues such as Border Trade Optimization, North American Competitiveness, Strategic Foreign Trade Issues and Transformation of the Border and the Joint Economic Space.