Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez will travel to Cape Town, South Africa, February 4-7.  Under Secretary Fernandez will lead a delegation of U.S. government officials who will participate in the “Investing in African Mining Indaba.”  On February 5, the Under Secretary will speak on a panel discussing the security of critical minerals supply chains.  During his time in Cape Town, he will conduct a number of bilateral discussions with government and industry officials. As part of the U.S. government’s sustained, high-level engagement on critical minerals diplomacy, this trip will mark Under Secretary Fernandez’s third visit to South Africa to participate in this forum, with a particular focus on U.S. support for developing transparent, sustainable, and diverse supply chains for the critical minerals that underpin the clean energy transition.  For further media information, please contact E_Communications@state.gov.

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