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SLIDESHOW: Ambassador Kirk Visits Egypt and Belgium

Ambassador Kirk just returned from traveling to Cairo, Egypt and Brussels, Belgium and meeting with Egyptian and European Union government leaders, local business leaders, and participating in the German Marshall Fund Brussels Forum.

In Egypt, Ambassador Kirk met with Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif, Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Rachid Mohamed Rachid, Egyptian Minister of Investment Mahmoud Mohieddin, and Egyptian Minister of Agriculture Amin Abaza. Ambassador Kirk also participated in a roundtable discussion with members of the Business Leaders Forum, and gave remarks at the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt.

While in Brussels, Ambassador Kirk met with European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, EU Commissioner for Trade Karel De Gucht, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy John Dalli, and EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Cioloş. He hosted a roundtable discussion with local business, NGO, and labor leaders, as well as giving remarks at the joint EU American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), BusinessEurope and Belgian AmCham lunch. Ambassador Kirk also participated in the German Marshall Fund Brussels Forum on the panel ‘Overcoming Unemployment - the Counterpunch of the Economic Crisis.'

See a slideshow of his trip below.