Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 24, 2012


Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Jose W. Fernandez is on travel in Tripoli, Libya, from April 23 -24 to meet with government officials and business representatives and to support thirty American companies taking part in the first major U.S. trade mission to Libya in the post-Qadaffi era.

On April 23, Assistant Secretary Fernandez gave keynote remarks at the Oil and Gas Libya Trade Show about the expanding U.S.-Libya commercial relationship and Libya’s important progress in moving towards a thriving democracy and market economy; he also met with U.S. and Libyan business people and members of civil society. On April 24, he is conducting bilateral meetings with the Government of Libya, meeting with administrators and students at Tripoli University, and holding a press conference prior to departure.

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



PRN: 2012/631