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Gov. Brewer: Border Governors' Conference a "success"

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Governor Brewer (front left) poses for official border governors' photo Governor Brewer (front left) poses for official border governors' photo

Nine governors from almost every U.S. and Mexican border state met in Albuquerque, NM, for the 30th annual Border Governors' Conference. Gov. Jan Brewer also attended for the first time and said the event was a success.

Much of the conference was spent behind closed doors. Brewer and her U.S. and Mexican counterparts discussed and focused on how to improve border economies and trade.

"This has been a valuable opportunity to sit down with other border-state leaders to discuss our shared concerns and goals regarding the economy, public health, emergency management, transportation and public safety," said Brewer in a statement. "Citizens on both sides of the border desire so many of the same things, and our region is stronger when we work together."

After the conference ended, CBS 5 sat down exclusively with Brewer. She said the focus was not on border security or safety, even though the conference started days after border agent Nick Ivie's death.

"Were there any agreements or anything specifically said or done during this conference about border security?" asked CBS 5's Greg Argos.

"No," responded Brewer.

"We talked more about the economy and jobs and making it more of a viable region," she continued.

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