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Under Secretary Lago to Travel to Brussels for Meetings with EU Officials and Industry Leaders Ahead of TTC Ministerial

May 11, 2023
Contact: Office of Public Affairs

WASHINGTON – From May 15-16, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Marisa Lago will travel to Brussels, Belgium, to advance bilateral trade relations and meet with EU officials ahead of the upcoming U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) Ministerial, at which Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will co-lead discussions on various workstreams.

While in Brussels, Under Secretary Lago will meet with Belgian State Secretary Theodora Gentzis to discuss trade and investment opportunities and Belgium’s priorities as it prepares for the Presidency of the European Council. She will also meet with the European Commission’s Director-General Robert Viola of DG Connect and Director-General for Trade Sabine Weyand to discuss deliverables for the 4th TTC Ministerial meeting as well as the U.S.-EU commercial relationship.

During her visit, Under Secretary Lago will also meet with leading U.S. and EU companies, investors, industry associations and civil society organizations to discuss foreign direct investment opportunities in the United States. Additionally, Under Secretary Lago and U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Kelly Adams Smith will co-moderate a discussion with women business leaders on ways to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility and share best practices to support the professional development of women across economic sectors.


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