U.S. Ambassador to Cairo Jonathan R. Cohen - Photo via AmCham website
CAIRO – 9 February 2020: "The United States Government believes that Egypt is positioned to be an important regional energy hub for Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East," the U.S. Embassy said Sunday.
This came during the US announcement of participation in the Egypt Petroleum Show, EGYPS 2020.
The embassy stated in a press release that U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Jonathan Cohen, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources at the U.S. Department of State Frank Fannon, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy Steven Winberg, and Acting Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency Thomas Hardy will represent the U.S. at EGYPS 2020.
“The presence of high-level officials from multiple U.S. agencies at EGYPS 2020 demonstrates the growing commercial partnership between our countries. The U.S. Departments of State and Energy, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency are determined to continue building strong bridges with Egypt, including its private sector, to help Egypt realize its ambition to be a regional leader in energy production and distribution,” Cohen said.
“Over 20 U.S. companies are participating in EGYPS 2020 as exhibitors, and representatives from a number of U.S. companies are speaking on panels throughout the conference. We are especially pleased that the U.S. private sector will be represented not just by the big companies we all know, but also by many small and medium sized ones that have quality American products and services to offer to buyers in Egypt and elsewhere,” he noted.
According to the statement, the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service will be providing information and business counseling services from its booth in Hall 3.
The embassy clarified that American companies and attendees can learn more about doing business in Egypt, Egyptian participants can find help sourcing U.S. products and services for application in the energy sector, and the Commercial Service can help both sides identify potential business partners.
EGYPS 2020 will take place on Feb. 11-13 at Egypt International Exhibition Center, under the title “North Africa and the Mediterranean: Delivering the Energy Needs of Tomorrow."