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Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Sapiro Discusses Bilateral Trade, Economic Growth with Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia

April 10, 2012

Amman, Jordan – Today, Deputy United States Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro and other U.S. government officials met individually and jointly with Ministers and other high-level representatives from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia to discuss efforts to increase bilateral trade, expand investment and create jobs, and to improve regional integration and trade facilitation. Ambassador Sapiro reaffirmed USTR’s commitment to forging the strongest possible partnership with each country.

“We believe our cooperation can help our partners deliver economically for their people through ambitious, concrete measures – both near-term and longer-term – to enhance trade and investment; support job creation and retention; and promote innovation and economic growth,” said Ambassador Sapiro. “We are committed to deepening our ties, based on our shared vision of achieving prosperity for our peoples.”

The Deauville Partnership was launched at the G-8 Leaders' Summit in May 2011 to support the historic changes underway in Middle East and North African countries (MENA). The Partnership consists of five countries, including Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia, five regional partner countries, including Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the UAE, G-8 members, and international organizations to support democratic transitions and increase economic growth in the region.