Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Mexico City, Mexico on September 12 to co-chair the 2022 U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED). Secretary Blinken, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jayme White and other senior U.S. government officials will join their Mexican counterparts for two-way dialogue and stakeholder engagements.
Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and Environment Jose W. Fernandez and Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols will accompany Secretary Blinken on the trip.
The HLED is a strategic and flexible diplomatic platform for the United States and Mexico to advance common economic, trade, and social priorities.
The U.S. co-chairs include the Department of State, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. With the aim of fostering economic development and growth, job creation, global competitiveness and the reduction of poverty and inequality, the HLED is built around four central pillars: Rebuilding together, Promoting economic development and Social Sustainability in Southern Mexico and Central America, Securing the Tools for Future Prosperity and Investing in Our People.
While in Mexico, Secretary Blinken will also meet bilaterally with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard.
Source: United States Department of State