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Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Meeting with European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis


Today, Secretary Gina M. Raimondo met with European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis to discuss U.S.-EU cooperation on imposing costs on Russia in response to its unlawful invasion of Ukraine. They also discussed progress made within the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council’s (TTC) working groups ahead of the TTC Ministerial in France on May 15-16. Secretary Raimondo stated she is heartened by the collaboration between the United States and EU to help address the crisis caused by Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, and specifically highlighted the TTC Working Group on Export Controls Cooperation that helped facilitate cooperation on sanctions and export controls. The Secretary and EVP also discussed progress of other TTC working groups and their shared interest in continued collaboration on critical technologies such as AI, resilient supply chains on both sides of the Atlantic, improving the security and resilience of information and communications technology and services, and policy development to help address challenges faced by U.S. and EU small- and medium-sized enterprises participating in the global digital economy.