Media Note
Washington, DC
June 13, 2011


Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs Jose W. Fernandez will travel to Kuwait on June 14-15, to Tunisia on June 15-17 and to Morocco on June 17-18.

During his trip to Kuwait, Assistant Secretary Fernandez will meet with Kuwaiti government officials and private sector representatives to explore opportunities for expanding economic and commercial relations between the United States and Kuwait.

In Tunisia, Assistant Secretary Fernandez will lead the U.S. government delegation to the Tunisia Investment Forum, where he will deliver opening remarks. The Assistant Secretary will also meet with Tunisian government representatives to discuss a wide range of bilateral economic and investment issues, including trade promotion, economic development and aviation cooperation. While in Tunisia, the Assistant Secretary will also engage leaders from the Tunisian business community and young entrepreneurs on the U.S.-North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity (NAPEO), which aims to better link young entrepreneurs and business leaders in the United States and the Maghreb.

Assistant Secretary Fernandez will deliver a speech at the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) conference in Rabat, Morocco. He will also engage with his counterparts from the Moroccan government as well as with the business representatives to build support for further commercial cooperation.

For updates, follow Assistant Secretary Fernandez on Twitter@EconEngage and on Facebook.



PRN: 2011/949