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Ambassador Kirk at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Ministerial, Day One

06/24/2009 - 12:52pm

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk arrived in Paris this morning for the 2009 Ministerial Council Meeting at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Today, Ambassador Kirk held bilateral meetings with Australian Minister of Trade Simon Crean, Russian Minister Nabiullina, Brazilian Trade Minister Amorim, and South African Trade Minsiter Rob Davies. He discussed bilateral trade issues with those nations, as well as efforts to reach a successful conclusion in the Doha round of world trade talks.

Ambassador Kirk and Crean

Ambassador Kirk and Australian Minister of Trade Simon Crean

Ambassador Kirk and Nabiullina

Ambassador Kirk and Russian Minister Nabiullina

Ambassador Kirk and Amormin

Ambassador Kirk and Brazilian Trade Minister Amorim

Ambassador Kirk and Davies

Ambassador Kirk and South African Trade Minsiter Rob Davies

Tomorrow, Ambassador Kirk will hold a bilateral meeting with Japanese Agriculture Minister Ishiba. He will also participate in the OECD Session "Keeping Markets Open for Trade and Investment." At the end of the day, he will hold a press conference.