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Christie continues Mexico trade mission

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Posted at 5:32 PM, Sep 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-04 17:54:44-04

MEXICO CITY (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is continuing a trade mission to Mexico with more closed-door meetings and a visit to one of the country's most cherished Catholic sites.

Christie began Thursday with a breakfast with the Mexican Business Council, a group of CEOs of leading Mexican companies.

The potential 2016 contender has said the trip is a learning opportunity.

He also signed an agreement to establish greater collaboration between higher education institutions of New Jersey and Mexico. The agreement would increase joint research ventures, cross-border fellowships, student and teacher exchanges and conferences, among other efforts.

He's scheduled to attend a reception with the Latino Coalition and a working dinner hosted by the secretary of foreign affairs Thursday evening and will end the day with a tour of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Roman Catholic church.