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President Obama Honors Ambassador Kirk at Farewell Reception

This week President Obama joined cabinet officials, well-wishers, friends, and staffers from the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) at a farewell reception for departing United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The President thanked Ambassador Kirk for his service and his friendship over the last four years, and commended him for his efforts on behalf of the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Ambassador Kirk came to USTR after serving two terms as the first African American mayor of Dallas as well as serving as Texas Secretary of State under Governor Ann Richards. Highlights of USTR’s accomplishments during Ambassador Kirk’s tenure are included below:

2009 Trade Accomplishments

2010 Trade Accomplishments

2011 Trade Accomplishments

2012 Trade Accomplishments

ARK and POTUSPresident Obama reflects on Ambassdor Kirk's service as USTR

ARK and USTR deputiesAmbassadors Kirk, Sapiro, Siddiqui and Marantis

AG Holder, Valerie Jarrett, ARKAttorney General Eric Holder, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett
and Ambassador Kirk