Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Jose W. Fernandez will travel to Mexico, Turkey, Bangladesh, and Spain May 20-29, 2013. He will meet with government and business leaders to further U.S. economic relations with the four countries.
From May 20-21, Assistant Secretary Fernandez will meet with government officials in Mexico City to discuss entrepreneurship, innovation, telecommunications, transportation, trade, and other economic issues.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez will then travel to Ankara from May 22-24, leading the U.S. delegation to the 10th U.S.–Turkey Economic Partnership Commission (EPC) meeting. The EPC serves to advance the United States strong and growing economic partnership with Turkey on entrepreneurship, innovation, intellectual property rights, trade, and investment.
From May 25-28, Assistant Secretary Fernandez will visit Dhaka to participate in the second annual U.S.–Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue. He also will meet with government and business leaders to discuss trade, investment, and labor issues.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez will travel to Madrid from May 28-29, meeting with government and private sector officials to discuss the Spanish economic reform agenda, investment climate, and progress on intellectual property rights enforcement.