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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

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Sires to Attend Summit of the Americas

Apr 13, 2012
Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                           Contact: Erica Daughtrey

April 13, 2012                                                                         201-222-2828



(Washington, D.C.)- Congressman Sires will be participating in a Congressional Delegation that will attend the Summit of the Americas on April 14 and 15 in Cartagena, Colombia.  The Delegation led by Congressman Connie Mack (R-FL), will be attending the Summit to meet with leaders from the Western Hemisphere to ensure that U.S. priorities and those of our allies are clearly represented in order to bolster security and prosperity in the region. 

“I look forward to meeting with officials from across the Hemisphere in order to reaffirm our shared values and our commitment to the region.  Specifically, I hope to discuss ways to increase trade in the region to create more jobs at home,” expressed Congressman Sires. “The Summit provides us with a unique opportunity to address continuing and new challenges facing the Americas and discuss the best path forward for increased prosperity.”

This weekend, marks the Sixth Summit of the Americas, where this year’s theme will be “Connecting the Americas: Partners for Prosperity.”  In addition to the Congressional Delegation, President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton will also be in attendance.