ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA
THE BAJA POST/EDITOR
The advance in the construction works of Otay 2 border crossing in Tijuana, was the central topic of the meeting between Baja California Governor, Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda, and authorities from both sides of the border, where they discussed the advances in the construction of the Otay Border Crossing.
During the meeting held in the construction site in Otay Mesa, in Tijuana, where the United States Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar was present, the Governor reaffirmed the intention of Baja California Government to work together with other authorities in the development of a project seeking to improve the lives of the inhabitants of both States (Baja California & California).
Ambassador Ken Salazar stressed the importance of this rehab works for binational life, and gave recognition to the collaboration of Governor Marina del Pilar, and other authorities on the Mexican side to promote the development of the new port of entry, the third that will operate in the Tijuana municipality.
Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda highlighted the importance of the economic, political and cultural relationship on both sides of the border, since these are two societies that can help each other, complement each other and build better conditions for the future together.
The president emphasized that there is political will on both sides of the border to invest, in order to reduce the “waiting times” at the border crossings between Tijuana and San Diego, positively affecting the quality of life.
Among the Participants in the meeting were Ken Salazar, United States Ambassador to Mexico, Eleni Kounalakis, the Lieutenant Governor of California, Todd Gloria, Mayor of San Diego, Alejandra Sotelo, Deputy Mayor of National City, Monserrat Caballero, Mayor of Tijuana and Pablo Galvez, Director for Border Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, among other personalities.