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Ambassador Kirk Meets with Swiss Federal Councillor and Australian Agricultural Minister

07/07/2009 - 5:26pm

Ambassador Ron Kirk and Swiss Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard met today to discuss bilateral U.S.-Swiss trade relations and the status of the Doha Development Agenda negotiations. They agreed to explore joint cooperation in areas of mutual interest. Ambassador Kirk also explained his efforts to ensure that trade policy plays a positive role in the recovery of the U.S. economy.

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Ambassador Ron Kirk and Swiss Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard

Agricultural trade issues were on the agenda when Ambassador Ron Kirk met with Australian Agriculture Minister Tony Burke today in Washington. They reviewed the ongoing success of the U.S.-Australia trading relationship and the importance of continued bilateral efforts to advance the Doha trade negotiations. Ambassador Kirk and Minister Burke also discussed specific agricultural trade issues where both sides are seeking to achieve additional progress in the bilateral trade relationship.

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Ambassador Ron Kirk with Australian Agriculture Minister Tony Burke