By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The first meeting of a new partnership between the United States and the European Union will take place right here in Pittsburgh.

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Earlier this year, President Joe Biden and members of the European Union created the trade and technology council – aimed at expanding trade and investment ties between the U.S. and the E.U.

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“Pittsburgh has reinvented itself as a hub for technology and cutting-edge industry by investing in itself and in its workers, including by building ties with European partners,” said NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne in a statement.

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The White House announced on Thursday that the meeting will happen in Pittsburgh on September 29.