Global Economic Statecraft Day-June 14th
Global Economic Statecraft Day - June 14th
June 14, 2012
As part of the effort to promote the growth of U.S. business abroad, Secretary Clinton announced June 14 as the first ever Global Economic Statecraft Day. As the capstone event for the day, Secretary Clinton will deliver a speech to the 2012 U.S. AGOA Forum and address how enhancing infrastructure in Africa folds into the department's overall economic statecraft agenda. Additionally, U.S. embassies around the world will use this day to host over 160 events in over 125 countries to encourage connections between American businesses and foreign markets. U.S. diplomats will also visit their hometowns to explain how local companies can connect with markets overseas and attract foreign investment to their communities. (For more info: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/06/192208.htm)
The goal of the day is to help everyone understand what Economic Statecraft is and why it is relevant today.
Economic forces, from the eurozone crisis to the transitions in the Middle East and North Africa, shape our foreign policy choices as never before. Our economies are interdependent; so are our fates. Over 1,000 economic officers in U.S. embassies and consulates on six continents are working to re-shape U.S. foreign policy to succeed in a world where economic strength matters more than ever.