ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials have announced the state has opened up a "trade and higher education center" in Mexico City.
Officials said Thursday that the center will be located at the World Trade Center Mexico and be staffed by two experts in international business development and higher education.
Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry says the office is a big step for international trade development in Albuquerque and New Mexico.
The center also will work to recruit Mexican undergraduate and graduate students to the University of New Mexico's degree programs.
Berry and UNM President Robert Frank will lead an official delegation to Mexico City next week to meet with Mexican officials and inaugurate the office.