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 Australian Minister of Trade Simon Crean
Ambassador Kirk and Russian Minister Nabiullina
Ambassador Kirk and Brazilian Trade Minister Amorim
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.