As part of the effort to promote the growth of U.S. business abroad, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has announced June 14 as the first-ever Global Economic Statecraft Day.
As the capstone event for the day, Clinton will deliver a speech to the 2012 U.S. AGOA Forum and address how enhancing infrastructure in Africa folds into the Department's overall economic statecraft agenda.
Additionally, U.S. Embassies around the world will use the day to host over 160 events in over 125 countries to encourage connections between American businesses and foreign markets. U.S. diplomats will also visit their hometowns to explain how local companies can connect with markets overseas and attract foreign investment to their communities.
The event in Brazil will be a direct line webchat connecting American business with export opportunities in the country, the State Department said in a statement. In Australia, a webinar for U.S. firms to access clean energy opportunities in that country will be conducted. In Uzbekistan, American business representative and local business women will work on expanding opportunities for women entrepreneurs and regional trade.
by RTT Staff Writer
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