Under Secretary Novelli Travels to Mexico City

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 23, 2016


Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Novelli will travel to Mexico City February 24-26 to participate in the United States-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED).

On Thursday, February 25, Under Secretary Novelli will join Vice President Biden, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson, and U.S. co-chairs in meetings with members of the Mexican government, private sector, and civil society to advance HLED priorities and establish a 2016 HLED roadmap to lay out the next steps in our efforts to ensure North America remains the most competitive economic region in the world. U.S. and Mexican stakeholders will discuss the six key HLED pillars: energy, modern borders, workforce development, regulatory cooperation, partnering for regional and global leadership, and stakeholder engagement.

Later that day, U/S Novelli will host a town hall at Tecnológico de Monterrey with university students and green business leaders to discuss implications of the COP 21 agreement, climate change, clean energy, and entrepreneurship.

Under Secretary Novelli will participate in a meeting with the Business Coordination Council (CCE) and the American Chamber of Commerce on Friday, February 26 to learn about the opportunities to deepen U.S.-Mexico economic integration and prospects for economic growth in Mexico. She will subsequently visit Startup Mexico, a national and regional business incubator, and engage in a roundtable discussion with entrepreneurs.

For further information on Under Secretary’s Novelli travel, please follow @CathyNovelli or contact Ana Himelic at HimelicA@state.gov.