Vice-President Katainen in Washington D.C.
Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, will visit Washington D.C., USA, from 16-17 October. The focus of his meetings with the US political and business leaders will be to reinforce EU-US trade relations and the importance of the multilateral trading system. During his visit, Vice-President Katainen will meet Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde, Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank Kristalina Georgieva and Senator John Cornyn. He will deliver a keynote address at the event “Why Multilateral Trade Matters” organised by the Atlantic Council, participate in a working lunch with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and in a working dinner with high level experts and think tanks focusing on the global trade system.