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Bilateral working visit to the United States

Building bridges between California and Belgium

During his working visit to the United States, Secretary of State for Foreign Trade Pieter De Crem met with Advisors of Economic Diplomacy, with whom he discussed free trade agreements and the future of NAFTA, as well as the expected consequences of the Brexit.


Afterwards, Secretary of State De Crem led a roundtable discussion with regional trade commissioners and Belgian and American business leaders on how to further strengthen the economic ties between California and Belgium and the role of large and small companies herein.


Pieter De Crem also had a meeting with the former American Ambassador for Belgium, Mrs. Denise Bauer, with whom he closely cooperated in strengthening the transatlantic bond between Belgium and the United States.

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