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Press Office Week Ahead for February 12-18, 2012

February 10, 2012

Sunday, February 12

Ambassador Sapiro will be in Jordan and Morocco to meet with senior officials regarding the Middle East and North Africa Trade and Investment Partnership (MENA-TIP) and bilateral trade

Amman, Jordan and Rabat, Morocco

Closed Press

General Counsel Tim Reif will travel to Belgium and Switzerland to meet with senior officials regarding trade enforcement issues

Brussels, Belgium and Geneva, Switzerland

Closed Press

Monday, February 13

Ambassador Kirk will meet with the Ambassador-designate to India, Nancy Powell

Washington, D.C.

Closed Press

Tuesday, February 14

Ambassador Kirk will participate in a series of meetings during the visit of the Chinese Vice President, Xi Jinping

Washington, D.C.

Closed Press

Ambassador Marantis will meet with the Deputy Commerce Minister of Thailand, Poom Sarapol

Washington, D.C.

Closed Press

Ambassador Punke will represent the United States in a meeting of the World Trade Organization’s General Council

Geneva, Switzerland

Closed Press

Wednesday, February 15

Ambassador Siddiqui will sign the United States-European Union Organic Equivalence agreement in Germany and deliver brief remarks at the ceremony

Nuremberg, Germany

Open Press Events

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Thursday, February 16

Ambassador Siddiqui will meet with officials at the European Commission in Belgium on issues related to U.S. beef exports

Brussels, Belgium

Closed Press

**Additional events may be announced throughout the week.