Wed. Jul 24th, 2024
Assistant Secretary Geoffrey R. Pyatt’s Travel to Germany and Angola

On June 10, 2024, Assistant Secretary for Energy Resources Geoffrey R. Pyatt will travel to Berlin, Germany for the Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC). On June 12, he will travel to Luanda, Angola for the third U.S.-Angola Energy Security Dialogue (ESD), a deliverable from President Biden’s meeting with Angolan President Lourenco in the Oval Office last year.

In Berlin, Assistant Secretary Pyatt will join Under Secretary Jose W. Fernandez on the U.S. delegation led by Special Representative for Ukraine’s Economic Recovery Penny Pritzker. He will convene, with URC hosts, a G7+ Ukraine energy coordination group meeting and hold bilateral discussions with private sector and government partners focused on marshalling emergency assistance for Ukraine’s energy sector following Russia’s escalation of attacks beginning March 22. Alongside Ukrainian and other international partners, Assistant Secretary Pyatt will also join a panel on Ukraine’s new national energy and climate plan and support American companies looking to develop Ukraine opportunities.

On June 13 in Luanda, Assistant Secretary Pyatt will open the ESD with Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, Angola Diamantino Pedro Azevedo and Minister for Energy and Water João Baptista Borges, the heads of the Angolan delegation. Their conversations will cover Angola’s energy security, energy transition, and decarbonization goals, including critical minerals, and supporting Angola’s ambitions for increased energy access and power generation.

This dialogue reflects the United States’ and Angola’s deep historical cooperation on energy issues, bolstered by $900 million in U.S. clean energy investment finalized at the U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Dallas, Texas, and builds on high-level travel to Angola by Secretary Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, USAID Administrator Samantha Power, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Verma, and EXIM Chair Reta Jo Lewis.

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Official news published at https://www.state.gov/assistant-secretary-geoffrey-r-pyatts-travel-to-germany-and-angola/

originally published at Politics - JISIP NEWS