Tuesday: International Team Update

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The international team visited four embassies on Tuesday in an effort to establish more overseas connections for Colorado Springs business and educational institutions. We began with a meeting with the ambassador of Jordan, who discussed the security situation in his country and also provided suggestions to one of our team members about their specific business needs in Jordan.

At our second visit, the deputy chief of mission of the Hungarian Embassy told us about that country’s efforts to develop more commercial ties in the United States. After lunch, the team visited the commercial office of the Embassy of China for a meeting with Dai Yunlou, the senior Chinese trade representative to the United States. During the meeting we discussed the possibility of a visit by a Chinese Embassy official to Colorado Springs in mid-May. We will be following up on that idea later this week.

Our day concluded with a useful meeting at the Embassy of Australia. The Australian trade representative based in Colorado Springs joined this meeting. We discussed Australia’s interests in investing in the United States and some specific opportunities for Colorado Springs. Our UCCS representative met with the Australian education counselor to discuss university level exchanges with that country.

Tuesday evening, we joined all of the participants in the Chamber Legislative Mission for a reception at the Mexican Cultural Center, where we were hosted by the ambassador of Mexico and the consul general of Mexico at Denver.