Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 9, 2012


Robert Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, will travel to Hanoi, Vietnam, July 9 - 11, 2012 to promote U.S.-Vietnam economic ties. He will join Secretary Clinton to meet with government and business leaders and participate in events arranged by the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.

Under Secretary Hormats will then travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia, July 12 - 13, 2012, where he will participate in “Commitment to Connectivity (C2C): The U.S.-ASEAN Business Forum,” the first-ever forum of its kind–an event which will include government and private sector participants from the United States and ASEAN member countries.

Finally, he will travel to Naypyitaw and Rangoon, Burma, July 14 - 15, 2012 to support Burma’s reform process by promoting economic and business engagement with government officials and joining a U.S. business delegation organized by the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council. In Burma, Under Secretary Hormats will be joined by Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sanchez and senior officials from the Department of State.

Under Secretary Hormats will depart for meetings in Europe on July 16, 2012.



PRN: 2012/1114