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Ambassador Sapiro Meets With EU Commission Officials and Private Sector Representatives During Her First Official Visit to Brussels

02/24/2010 - 2:58pm

In her first official visit to Brussels, the "capital" of the European Union (EU), Deputy United States Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro met on February 22 with a wide range of senior officials from the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, with EU Member State trade officials, with representatives of U.S. and European-based companies and trade associations, and with European journalists. During the visit, she emphasized the importance of the U.S.-EU transatlantic relationship - with trade and investment flows totaling $3.3 billion per day - and explored ways in which this relationship can be strengthened. She also emphasized the Administration's commitment to a successful conclusion of the Doha Round of WTO negotiations, stressing that the agreement must be balanced and ambitious, creating new economic opportunities, trade flows and jobs.