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Ambassador Garza Speaks at the American Chamber of Commerce on the U.S.-Mexico Relationship

Statement by Ambassador Antonio O. Garza

Mexico City, February 25, 2008 - “I was pleased to have an opportunity tonight at the 7th National Convention of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico to speak about the undeniably strong bilateral relationship between Mexico and the United States. During the past few years I have watched the U.S.–Mexico partnership evolve into a more mature, equal partnership, one that President Bush has said is as ‘rich as it is complex.’

“Since the 1980s, the Americas has been transformed from a region with few democracies and generally closed economies, to one in which all countries, save Cuba, regularly hold democratic elections and almost all have open economies. And Mexico is leading the way.

“The United States and Mexico have taken substantial steps to secure our citizens and energize our economies. We are now in a time of extraordinary opportunity to build upon past success and continue to promote real sustainable growth in both our countries.

“There are challenges ahead, but the United States and Mexico are working hard to create a safer, more competitive environment. By continuing to ask the tough, strategic questions about where we are headed, our leaders can do what is necessary to make North America the most democratic, safe, and prosperous continent on Earth.”

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