U.S. ‘open for business’ as Obama opens Hannover Messe

HANNOVER, GERMANY: President Obama declared the United States “open for business” and delivered strong support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) as part of the opening ceremony of Hannover Messe 2016. The United States is the Partner Country at Hannover Messe for the first time in the 70-year history of the event, and Obama received a warm welcome German chancellor Angela Merkel and from the 3,000 guests at the Hannover Centrum on Sunday, April 24. “Our guest is the biggest economy of the world, the most important trading partner of Germany, the United States,” said Stefan Schostok, lord mayor of Hannover, who opened the evening’s events. “We are proud for very first time to welcome an American president to our trade show. Welcome Mr. President.” Obama returned the warmth, and noted the historical significance of his attendance. “I’m pleased that this year, the United States is the Partner Country for the very first time. I am honored to be first U.S. presi
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