Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs
The Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, Reuben Jeffery III, serves as the senior economic official at the State Department; advises the Secretary of State on international economic policy; and leads the work of the Department on issues ranging from trade, agriculture, and aviation to bilateral relations with America's economic partners. He is also the State Department's Coordinator for International Energy Affairs.
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U.S. Economic Support Package for Georgia
Under Secretary Jeffery (Sept. 2): "The commitment, the $1 billion number, as the Secretary had indicated, is a multi-year commitment. It will be targeted in three broad areas: ongoing humanitarian assistance, first and foremost. There’s a significant issue with internally displaced persons. Second, physical reconstruction of infrastructure and facilities that have been damaged or destroyed by the Russian incursion. And thirdly, support for ongoing – Georgia’s ongoing economic growth, to keep them on a trajectory of positive economic growth." Full Text | Remarks by Secretary Rice| Fact Sheet
Jeddah Energy Meeting
Under Secretary Jeffery attended the Energy Meeting in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia on June 22, 2008, where Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman called for increased energy efficiency, rapid moves towards more diverse, sustainable energy resources, and investments in new capacity in all liquid fuels. Secretary Bodman: Remarks | Statement
Energy Security and the Environment
Coordinator for International Energy Affairs
Secretary Rice named Under Secretary Reuben Jeffery Coordinator for International Energy Affairs on March 11, 2008.
Under Secretary Jeffery: Meeting Emerging Challenges to Global Energy Security and the Environment | Energy Security Op-Ed
Washington International Renewable Energy Conference
The conference addressed the benefits and costs of a major and rapid scale-up in the global deployment of renewable energy technology.
• President Bush: "...let me start first by telling you that America has got to change its habits. We've got to get off oil. And the reason why is, first, oil is -- dependency on oil presents a real challenge to our economy." Full Text
• Deputy Secretary Negroponte: "Our task is to develop the policies, incentives, and forms of international cooperation that will realize the full benefits of renewable energy." Full Text
• Under Secretary Jeffery: Remarks to the to Plenary Session on Market Adoption and Finance.
Under Secretary Jeffrey's Travel
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|Award for Corporate Excellence Winners|
Under Secretary Jeffery announced the winners of Secretary Rice's 2008 ACE Awards, two companies that have exhibited the best qualities of ingenuity, character, and integrity in their international activities: SURevolution and Cargill. Full Text
Worldwide Internet Freedom
Ambassador Gross: "[W]e should pause to recognize how far the world has come in regards to freedom of expression on the Internet and to renew our commitment to make the Internet available to everyone." Op-Ed
International Energy Challenges and American Diplomatic Engagement
Under Secretary Jeffery's remarks to the Baker Institute Energy Forum on the Department's approach to energy issues.
Global Financial Markets
Under Secretary Jeffery's remarks to the British-American Business Council on the global financial market conditions.
Council of the Americas
Secretary Rice: "Among nations in the region, and amidst all the different traditions that we embody, we agree on first principles -- that the path to greater opportunity and social justice is different for every country, but the features are similar: democracy and the rule of law, responsible governance and open economies, investment in the health and education of people." Full Text
President Bush: "Trade brings increased economic opportunities to both the people of Latin America and the people of the United States." Full Text
President Bush: “The American people are generous people ...with the new international funding I'm announcing today, we're sending a clear message to the world: that America will lead the fight against hunger for years to come.” Full Text | Fact Sheet