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Ambassador Kirk Hosts Trade Roundtable in Rio de Janeiro

On Sunday, Ambassador Kirk hosted a roundtable discussion about U.S. exports and jobs. The conversation was held at City Hall in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with 50 participants from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Business Council Investment Conference.

Ambassador Kirk Hosts Trade Roundtable in Rio
Ambassador Kirk Hosts Trade Roundtable in Rio

Ambassador Kirk discussed the benefits of increasing U.S. engagement with the government of Brazil. He made note of the increasing opportunities for U.S. businesses to sell goods and services to Brazil's growing middle-class. Ambassador Kirk also answered questions about the U.S.-Brazil Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation (ATEC) that he signed on Saturday with Brazilian Minister of External Relations Antonio de Aguiar Patriota.

Ambassador Kirk with participants from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Business Council Investment Conference
Ambassador Kirk with participants from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Business Council Investment Conference 

Ambassador Kirk was in Brazil as part of President Obama's first trip to Latin America. He continues his trip today in Santiago, Chile.