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Governor Abbott Applauds Texas-Mexico Trade Relations

Texas Governor Greg Abbott addressed business leaders at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce here in Houston.

Governor Abbott recently led a delegation of Texans to meet with Mexico’s president, members of his cabinet and business leaders. And he expects a reciprocal presidential delegation from Mexico soon. Abbott says Texas and Mexico share more than a border — they’re connected by commerce, culture and family.

“Commerce-wise, last year alone Texas exported more than $100 billion of goods to Mexico. And those exports sustained more than a million jobs right here in Texas.”

He told the hundreds of attendees that trade between Texas and Mexico should grow.

“When I was in Mexico, we signed a transportation agreement to expedite trade across our border. We also formed an energy task force so that you will see Texas working with Mexico to expand their oil and gas production.”

About a third of Texans can trace their roots to Mexico, including Abbott’s wife.

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