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USTR Press Office Week Ahead: April 9-13, 2012

April 06, 2012

Monday, April 9

Ambassador Kirk will exchange letters with Brazilian Minister for Industry, Development and Trade Fernando Pimentel

Washington, D.C.

Closed Press

Ambassador Sapiro will travel to Egypt for bilateral meetings and then to Jordan, where USTR will host a meeting of the Deauville Partnership countries to discuss strengthening regional trade, investment and competitiveness

Amman, Jordan

Closed Press

Tuesday, April 10

Ambassador Marantis will meet with Kazakhstani Deputy Foreign Minister Kairat Kelimbetov

Washington, D.C.

Closed Press

Wednesday, April 11

No public events

Thursday, April 12

Ambassadors Kirk and Sapiro will participate in the White House Conference on Connecting the Americas to discuss the role of trade and commerce in the Americas

Washington, D.C.

Open Press Events

Please contact Kate Villarreal at for more information

Ambassador Marantis will moderate a panel discussion on free trade agreements at the Export-Import Bank Annual Conference

Washington, D.C.

Closed Press

Friday, April 13

Ambassadors Kirk and Sapiro will travel to Cartagena, Colombia to participate in the Summit of the Americas

Cartagena, Colombia

Open Press Events

General Counsel Tim Reif will participate in a panel discussion on challenges in international law and the United Nations at a conference honoring retiring faculty member Professor Richard N. Gardner, sponsored by Columbia University’s Law School and School of International and Public Affairs

New York, NY

Open Press

**Additional events may be announced throughout the week.