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August 13, 2007
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Secretary Kempthorne Announces Joint U.S.-Mexico Statement on Lower Colorado River Issues

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced today that the Government of Mexico and the Government of the United States have renewed their commitment to cooperate and collaborate on issues related to the Colorado River.  The announcement follows a recent meeting between Secretary Kempthorne and Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan of Mexico.

“The issues facing the Colorado River basin are complex, and increasing our dialogue with Mexico will make the path to resolving them much easier,” Kempthorne said.  “The United States is pleased to collaborate with Mexico as both nations face some formidable challenges in the future and move toward a new era of cooperation on the Colorado River.”

The U.S.-Mexico Joint Statement is attached.

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