Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper travels to the United Arab Emirates November 17-19, 2019, where he will join a delegation of senior U.S. officials led by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord for the Dubai Air Show.
Assistant Secretary Cooper will hold consultations on defense trade issues with senior civilian and military officials from UAE and countries around the globe, meet with industry executives, and join other senior U.S. government officials from the Department of Commerce and Department of Defense to promote and advocate for more than 200 U.S. companies exhibiting the latest aerospace technologies.
U.S. aerospace and defense industries contribute almost a trillion dollars annually to our economy and support about 2.5 million jobs. The Department is committed to efforts to keep the United States the global security partner of choice in line with the National Security Strategy and the President’s Conventional Arms Transfer Implementation Plan. When we enable our allies and partners to more easily obtain appropriate American defense articles and services, we improve our national security in a manner that advances U.S. economic security at home.