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Left to right: Ships unloading at post [AP/WWP] ; A/S Sullivan and officials from Turkmenistan and Afghanistan cut the ribbon at the opening of a new border crossing post between the two countries, a concrete manifestation of Secretary Rice's vision to promote regional economic integration and prosperity in South-Central Asia ; Windmills [AP/WWP]

“Half the human race remains on the margins of the global economy..For a long time, we did not see in this tragic situation an urgent national security challenge but we do now. If we look at where the greatest threats have emerged over the past two decades...the many countries that we and our allies are working to stabilize...they all share one thing in common: They are states that have yet to integrate into the global economy and realize their promise.”
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
May 9, 2007

EEB's mission is to promote economic security and prosperity at home and abroad. The Bureau’s work lies at the critical nexus of economic prosperity and national security. As the single point where international economic policy tools and threads converge, we help promote a coherent economic policy across the U.S. government.  This administration's economic leadership has resulted in an impressive record of positive change. EEB accomplishes its mission through a “Total Economic Engagement” approach that strategically analyzes and employs all of the economic engagement tools of the U.S. government. On this site you will find links and resources for all of these tools and the ways the U.S. Department of State and EEB are engaged to implement U.S. foreign economic policy. The Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, headed by Assistant Secretary Daniel S. Sullivan is divided into the following sections covering the following seven areas:

  
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Pathways to Prosperity MeetingDate: 12/10/2008 Description: Secretary Rice and Panamanian President Torrijos attend opening ceremony of the Pathways to Prosperity meeting. Panama City, Panama, December 10, 2008.  © AP Photo
Secretary Rice (Dec. 10):
This groundbreaking forum is bringing together partners who share a fundamental commitment to expanding opportunities for their people. And that commitment is grounded in democratic values, and it is also grounded in a belief that open markets and free trade leads to growth, and that that can indeed be used to promote social mobility." Full Text | Pathways to Prosperity site

U.S. International Aviation Policy and Challenges
DAS Byerly's remarks at the 2008 ACI-NA International Aviation Issues Seminar.

U.S.–Azerbaijan Economic Partnership Commission
The U.S. hosted the second annual U.S.-Azerbaijan Economic Partnership Commission (EPC) meeting on November 17, 2008. The EPC is focused on strengthening bilateral economic ties and furthering economic and commercial reform in Azerbaijan. More

Economic Partnership Dialogue
Brazil and the U.S. held the third session of the Economic Partnership Dialogue on October 29-30 to further strengthen and expand economic cooperation between the two countries.

Afghanistan's Communications Revolution
Ambassador Gross: "Experts from around the world helped Afghanistan establish a modern ministry of communications, capable of quickly licensing private mobile phone providers, effectively regulating a competitive communications environment and encouraging direct foreign investment into the extremely challenging post-conflict economy." Op-Ed

Bilateral Investment Treaty With China
The U.S. and China agreed to launch negotiations of a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) during the fourth meeting of the United States-China Strategic Economic Dialogue. Fact Sheet

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