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USTR Press Office Week Ahead: October 15-19

Monday, October 15

Ambassador Kirk will participate in a White House conference call for Lieutenant Governors to brief them and discuss current trade issues.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Ambassador Marantis will travel to Burundi to meet with the Second Vice President, Gervais Rufyikiri. He will also hold meetings with other government officials and business leaders and participate in local site visits.

Bujumbura and Kayanza, Burundi
Open Press Events
For more information, contact Andrea Mead at amead@ustr.eop.gov.

Tuesday, October 16

Ambassador Marantis will travel to Tanzania to hold meetings with government officials and participate in local site visits, including an open press tour of the handicrafts producer, Footloose.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Open Press Events
For more information, contact Andrea Mead at amead@ustr.eop.gov.

Wednesday, October 17

Ambassador Kirk will meet with the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, William Kennard.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Ambassador Kirk will give remarks at a Defeating Foreign Trade Barriers Workshop hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National District Export Council.

Washington, D.C.
Open Press
For more information, contact Kate Villarreal at kvillarreal@ustr.eop.gov.

Ambassador Marantis will hold separate meetings with the Tanzanian Deputy Minister of Trade, Dr. Abdallah Kigoda and the Deputy Minister of the East African Community (EAC), Mr. Samuel Sitta and tour the Port of Dar es Salaam.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Closed Press

Thursday, October 18

Ambassador Marantis will continue his visit to Tanzania for meetings with government officials and business leaders.

Zanzibar, Tanzania
Closed Press

Friday, October 19

Ambassador Marantis will visit Kenya and meet with the Kenyan Minister of Trade and Industry, Moses Wetang'ula, in Nairobi.

Nairobi, Kenya
Closed Press

Ambassador Marantis will participate in the United States-East African Community (EAC) Trade and Investment Partnership Ministerial Meetings with officials from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Nairobi, Kenya
Photo Spray at EAC Meeting
For more information, contact Andrea Mead at amead@ustr.eop.gov. 

** Additional events may be announced throughout the week.