Gov. Susana Martinez travels to commission meeting in Mexico

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SANTA FE, New Mexico — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez traveled across the international border to attend a meeting with officials from the Mexican state of Sonora.

The governor's office said Martinez went Thursday to the Sonoran city of Hermosillo to attend a meeting of the New Mexico-Sonora Commission along with Sonora Gov. Guillermo Padres Elias.

Martinez is scheduled to return to New Mexico on Friday.

The commission was created by state law to deal with issues of mutual concern to New Mexico and Sonora, including public safety, the economy and cultural affairs. The governor has the power to negotiate cooperative agreements with Sonora.

New Mexico members of the commission include Martinez, secretaries of the Economic Development and Tourism departments and up to nine members of the public appointed by the governor.

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