Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 29 to serve as a co-chair, alongside Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai, of the inaugural U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) Ministerial. They will meet with the European Union co-chairs, European Commission Executive Vice Presidents Margrethe Vestager and Valdis Dombrovski, to advance shared democratic values, expand and deepen our transatlantic trade and investment ties, and update the rules of the road for the 21st century economy.
On September 30, Secretary Blinken will join the U.S. and EU co-chairs to visit Argo AI, an autonomous driving technology company. He will visit the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Vaccine Research to highlight the critical role of U.S. innovation in addressing global challenges. Secretary Blinken will also meet with local labor leaders to discuss the goals and outcomes of the TTC and hear their perspectives on issues such as trade, workforce development, green technology, and the digital economy.