On December 6-7, 2021, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez will travel to Houston, Texas, for the World Petroleum Congress (WPC) and to engage local stakeholders and foreign government officials on global issues that matter to the American public, including supply chains, energy security, and building an equitable clean energy economy of the future.

During this trip, the Under Secretary will also meet with the Houston Mayor’s office, students and researchers at Texas Southern University, a historically Black university, and leaders of the local Asian American and Pacific Islander business community to discuss partnering on a range of activities such as building transparency and resiliency in supply chains and promoting equitable access to U.S. government resources, tools, and support for small- and medium-sized businesses, including in U.S. advocacy and support for American companies abroad.

In line with the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment that U.S. foreign policy will deliver for the American middle class, the Under Secretary is committed to hearing from a broad and diverse range of U.S. stakeholders and communities on issues such as promoting sustainable and inclusive global economic growth and strengthening global climate ambition.

U.S. Department of State

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