(VELINO) Roma, 10 Mar - The mission to California and Oregon byItalian Ambassador to the United States, Claudio Bisogniero,will mainly focus on bilateral relations, political, economicand cultural ties, Milan Expo 2015, and negotiations for theTransatlantic Partnership on Trade and Investment (TTIP)between the European Union and the United States. Theambassador arrived in Los Angeles on Mar. 8 and will be thereuntil Mar. 10 when he goes to Portland until Mar. 11. This willbe the first visit by an Italian ambassador to the city. MrBisogniero will meet Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti onTuesday. His programme also includes a visit to aerospacecompany SpaceX, a dialogue with professors, researchers andstudents of the University of Southern California (USC), andmeetings with Italians and Americans in the cinema and filmindustry. He arrives in the capital of Oregon on Wednesday,where he will meet Governor Kate Brown and Mayor of Portland,Charlie Hales. The Italian ambassador will also visit the Nikefactory, meet leading members of the Italian community and stopoff at the Portland Museum of Art, to admire the exhibition"Italian Style - Fashion since 1945". vel.