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USTR Ron Kirk, Deputy USTR Miriam Sapiro Arrive in Mexico to Meet with Mexican Government Officials, Business Leaders

February 08, 2010

Mexico City, Mexico - Today United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Deputy United States Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro arrived in Mexico City to meet with Mexican government officials, business leaders and business owners. During their meetings, Ambassadors Kirk and Sapiro will discuss such topics as bilateral trade, agriculture, labor, the environment and transportation.

Earlier this morning, Ambassador Sapiro met with SAGARPA International Affairs Director Kenneth Smith Ramos and Trade Under Secretary Beatriz Leycegui and discussed the importance of the U.S.-Mexico trading relationship.

Later this afternoon, Ambassador Kirk will meet with representatives from General Electric and also participate in a roundtable with small and medium-sized businesses owners who are exporting to Mexico. The roundtable is hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce.

On Tuesday, February 9, Ambassador Kirk will join Mexican Secretary of the Economy Gerardo Ruiz Mateos for a photo opportunity and joint press conference. Additional details on the press conference are forthcoming.