This week saw a new digital diplomacy milestone, with the first live webchat featuring EU Ambassador to the USA João Vale de Almeida (@ValedeAlmeidaEU) and US Ambassador to the EU William Kennard (@USAmbEU).
Many of the questions tackled by the two Ambassadors related to the recent announcement that the EU and USA would begin negotiations for a new Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Other issues ranged from foreign policy to favourite restaurants in Brussels. I was pleased to receive a positive response from both Ambassadors to my question about future EU-US cooperation on digital diplomacy.
For further information, see the great Storify of this first Transatlantic Twittersation produced by the US Mission to the EU.