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European Ambassadors to make historic visit to Maryland

Published Friday November 29 2019

On Tuesday, December 3, a delegation of over 20 EU Member State Ambassadors to the United States, led by European Union Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, will conduct a first-ever joint European Union State outreach trip outside of Washington, D.C. It will be a full day of engagement with Maryland state and local officials, students, educators, environmental and trade organizations. The trip’s aim is to showcase and further strengthen the close cultural, commercial and transatlantic ties between Maryland and European Union Member States. The EU is Maryland’s biggest source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), and over 100,000 jobs in Maryland are created due to trade and investment with the European Union member states.

The delegation will have a plenary meeting with Governor Larry Hogan and senior state officials in Annapolis to discuss the many ties linking Maryland with Europe, including burgeoning commercial connections and a shared concern for protecting our oceans and marine habitats.

The Ambassadors will also have speaking engagements at universities and other sites in parallel in Annapolis and Baltimore, followed by a guided tour and flag raising at Fort McHenry.