Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Energy Resources Francis R. Fannon will visit Abu Dhabi November 10 – 13 to discuss regional energy security and cooperation with government, business, and civil society leaders.  While there, he will deliver a keynote address at the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC), on November 12.

The purpose of Assistant Secretary Fannon’s trip is to share the United States’ vision for a new era of energy partnerships based on mutually beneficial trade and investment opportunities.  The United States aims to leverage energy resource abundance to catalyze new regional cooperation for shared development and growth, on the basis of emerging international energy markets.

Assistant Secretary Fannon will share the latest U.S. energy trade and investment initiatives such as the Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA), Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (Asia EDGE), and the Energy Resource Governance Initiative (ERGI).  These transparent, market-oriented activities encourage energy partnerships for global economic benefit.

For further information, contact Donald Kilburg, Spokesperson for the Bureau of Energy Resources, at KilburgDF@america.gov or visit www.state.gov/e/enr.  Additional information is available on Twitter at @EnergyAtState.

U.S. Department of State

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