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Under Secretary Lago Travels to Cairo to Lead U.S. Delegation at Inaugural U.S.-Egypt Joint Economic Commission Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2023 Contact: Office of Public Affairs Email: Phone: 202-482-3809

WASHINGTON – From May 17-18, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Marisa Lago will lead a U.S. delegation on an official visit to Cairo, Egypt, to co-chair the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Egypt Joint Economic Commission (JEC) and engage with U.S. and Egyptian government and business leaders to advance bilateral economic cooperation and explore trade and investment opportunities.

The JEC will address a range of key sectoral and policy issues, including supply chain resilience, food security, the digital economy, information and communication technologies, clean energy and climate technology and women’s economic empowerment. Following the JEC, Under Secretary Lago will participate in events with private sector leaders and moderate a roundtable on how U.S. companies are supporting the implementation of the Egyptian Women’s Health Initiative.

“I’m looking forward to leading our delegation—comprised of numerous U.S. government agencies—to Egypt for the first meeting of the newly established U.S.-Egypt Joint Economic Commission,” said Under Secretary Lago. “Egypt is a key U.S. economic and strategic partner and our largest export market on the African continent. This dialogue between our two nations will help facilitate collaboration on Egypt’s ambitious development goals. It will also further advance our bilateral trade and investment relationship in critical business sectors.”


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