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Ambassador Michael Froman spoke by phone on Monday morning with the European Union’s new Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström. The Ambassador congratulated the Trade Commissioner on her appointment and winning the support of the EU Parliament through her confirmation process. They agreed on the economic and strategic importance of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and shared commitment to working on a fresh start for the talks. They also agreed to meet in-person in the near future.