Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 25, 2013


Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Jose W. Fernandez will travel to Abu Dhabi and Dubai from March 26 to 29 to participate in the third session of the U.S. – UAE Economic Policy Dialogue. He will also meet with economic policy officials and business representatives to discuss deepening U.S.-UAE bilateral trade and investment relationships, as well as promoting entrepreneurship.

On March 27, in Abu Dhabi, Assistant Secretary Fernandez will lead the U.S. delegation in the bi-annual U.S. – U.A.E. Economic Policy Dialogue (EPD), which serves as a coordinating and convening mechanism for economic and commercial agencies and ministries from the U.S. and UAE Governments. The EPD provides a forum to identify action items to strengthen the U.S.-UAE economic and commercial relationships.

Following the EPD, Assistant Secretary Fernandez will travel to Dubai to participate in an American Business Council roundtable. He will speak to students at American University in Sharjah about U.S. economic policy in the region. He also will hold meetings with a range of business leaders to discuss ways to promote economic growth.

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



PRN: 2013/0340