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Governors of southern regions meet to discuss promotion

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa participated in the 7th Meeting of Governors where those attending discussed the promotion of the southern regions.

With the presence of the United States Ambassador Ken Salazar, and governors from Campeche, Yucatán, Tabasco, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Quintana Roo, they agreed that the future of Mexico lies in the development of the southern regions.

“In Quintana Roo, work is under a New Agreement for Well-being and Development that adds the united work of all economic sectors, social groups, government and civil society, so that prosperity is shared,” said Lezama.

Lezama said that these southern regions have infinite opportunities for development, but also lags due to very deep challenges. She says these issues must be faced with unity, with a common vision and with creative responses and firm political decisions.

She also highlighted that for the first time in decades, these regions are receiving historic investment in infrastructure such as the Maya Train, the interoceanic corridor of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and the Dos Bocas refinery.

Other topics discussed during the meeting included advances in the economic development of the south-southeast and announcements of projects, as well as the Epicenter of Climate Change Conservation and Opportunities featuring presentations, dialogue, and updates on ongoing conservation efforts in and among states in the region.

Ambassador Ken Salazar recognized the willingness of the governors to work in coordination in search of improving the living conditions of their citizens by attracting projects and investment that allows for greater employment and social welfare.

“There are many opportunities in the southern regions and as Mara says, grab the bull by the horns so that the region can be promoted through Conago,” he said.