San Diego, Tijuana Mayors Extol Virtues of Cross-Border Ties

2/6/2017 New York Times

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By Toksave

SAN DIEGO — The mayors of the largest metropolitan area on the U.S.-Mexico border called Monday for stronger binational ties, striking a sharp contrast with U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls to build a wall and renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

San Diego’s Kevin Faulconer and Tijuana’s Juan Manuel Gastelum didn’t mention Trump or Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto by name at a joint news conference, but their concern about growing tension between the two countries and its potential economic impact was evident in their remarks.

“We can’t control what happens outside our cities, but I know this: We will continue our story of collaboration, our story of friendship, and we will continue working together — together — for the prosperity of our people,” Faulconer said.

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