EU Ambassador Visits North Dakota

Jun 21, 2012

The European Union Ambassador to the United States is spending some time in North Dakota as he tries to learn more about the U-S – outside the Washington DC belt-way...

"North Dakota is a very important state with a booming economy, I'd like to know why. I'd like to understand better."

João Vale De Almeida says the trip will include visits to the North Dakota Trade Office, North Dakota State University, and with leaders in Fargo, Bismarck -- and Lisbon…

"Because I was born and raised in Lisbon -- Lisbon, Portugal. And I want to meet Lisbon, North Dakota."

Vale De Almeida says while Europe is still recovering from the after shocks of the financial crisis, he expects to see better and stronger days for the European Union. He is hoping to see North Dakota and the US grow stronger ties with the E-U and take advantage of opportunities for all sides.