Asia EDGE Report - July 2019

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Last July, Secretary Pompeo announced the Asia EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) as part of the economic pillar of the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources leads this initiative with the support of seven other U.S. agencies: the Department of the Treasury (DOT), the Department of Commerce (DOC), the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Department of Energy (DOE). The following report highlights some of these agencies’ successes over the last year and how our work achieves Asia EDGE’s strategic objectives: strengthening the energy security of allies and partners; creating open, efficient, rules-based, and transparent energy markets; improving free, fair, and reciprocal energy trading relationships; and expanding access to affordable, reliable energy.

We look forward to continuing our efforts and sharing additional Asia EDGE results at the upcoming Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand later this year.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 11:00am