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East Asia and Eurasia

U.S.-China Aviation Summit Opens in Washington, D.C. U.S.-CHINA AVIATION SUMMIT OPENS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 27, 2011) – Today, the 2011 U.S.-China Aviation Summit opened by highlighting the success of past cooperation and discussing future business opportunities across the Chinese aviation market. With over 300 attendees joining the Summit, the participants will spend the next two days discussing future cooperation to open markets for U.S. exports into China's rapidly growing aviation market. | Full Story

Latin America and the Caribbean

USTDA Provides Over $2 Million to Support Clean Energy Projects in Latin America USTDA PROVIDES OVER $2 MILLION TO SUPPORT CLEAN ENERGY PROJECTS IN LATIN AMERICA
ARLINGTON, VA (July 1, 2011) – In support of the Obama Administration's Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) this week committed $2,092,000 in funding for five clean energy feasibility studies in Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia. | Full Story

Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and Europe

Two New Projects Will Support Turkey's Clean Energy Goals TWO NEW PROJECTS WILL SUPPORT TURKEY'S CLEAN ENERGY GOALS
TURKEY (December 5, 2011) – Today, USTDA announced two activities to support Turkey's efforts to develop new sources of clean and efficient energy.
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USTDA Supports Development of Turkey's Growing Energy Sector USTDA SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENT OF TURKEY'S GROWING ENERGY SECTOR
TURKEY (September 16, 2011) – Today, USTDA announced three grants that will support the Turkish private sector’s efforts to develop clean sources of energy and promote energy efficiency.
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Deputy Director Philbin Announces Launch of Egypt: Forward Website DEPUTY DIRECTOR PHILBIN ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF EGYPT: FORWARD WEBSITE
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 15, 2011) – Today, at the “Update on U.S.-Middle East Trade Initiatives”, sponsored by the Washington International Trade Association and the U.S.-Middle East Free Trade Coalition, USTDA Deputy Director Peggy Philbin announced the launching of an online portal for its Egypt: Forward Initiative, http://egyptforward.ustda.gov. | Full Story

South and Southeast Asia

USTDA and U.S. Industry Cooperate to Support Connectivity and Trade in ASEAN Region USTDA AND U.S. INDUSTRY COOPERATE TO SUPPORT CONNECTIVITY AND TRADE IN ASEAN REGION
ARLINGTON, VA (November 18, 2011) – President Obama and his counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) announced the U.S.-ASEAN Connectivity Cooperation Initiative, to be implemented by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) in cooperation with the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council and its member companies. | Full Story

U.S.-India Aviation Summit Opens in New Delhi U.S.-INDIA AVIATION SUMMIT OPENS IN NEW DELHI
WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 17, 2011) – Today, the 2011 U.S.-India Aviation Summit opened by highlighting the success of past cooperation and discussing future business opportunities across the Indian aviation market.
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USTDA Announces Support for Airport Expansion in Vietnam at APEC Ministerial Meeting USTDA ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR AIRPORT EXPANSION IN VIETNAM AT APEC MINISTERIAL MEETING
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 14, 2011) – Today, at the 7th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Transportation Ministerial Meeting, USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak signed a grant agreement with the Middle Airports Corporation (MAC) to help expand Chu Lai International Airport, the largest airfield in Vietnam.
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Indonesian Delegation Invites U.S. Companies to Participate in New Geothermal Power Development During USTDA Sponsored Trade Mission INDONESIA DELEGATION INVITES U.S. COMPANIES TO PARTICIPATE IN NEW GEOTHERMAL POWER DEVELOPMENT DURING USTDA SPONSORED TRADE MISSION
ARLINGTON, VA (July 29, 2011) – To achieve the goals of the U.S.-Indonesia Geothermal Development Initiative, a reverse trade mission (RTM) sponsored by USTDA was recently concluded that brought Indonesian officials to the United States to learn about U.S. geothermal power development and best practices. | Full Story

USTDA Director Concludes Participation in U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue USTDA DIRECTOR CONCLUDES PARTICIPATION IN U.S.-INDIA STRATEGIC DIALOGUE
NEW DELHI, INDIA (July 19, 2011) – Today, USTDA Director Leocadia Zak concluded USTDA's participation in the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, the premier bilateral engagement between the two countries. During the Dialogue, Director Zak met with key Indian and U.S. public and private sector officials to discuss opportunities for cooperation and enhanced trade.
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Sub-Saharan Africa

Roundtable Discussion Kicks Off U.S.-South Africa Visit ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION KICKS OFF U.S.-SOUTH AFRICA VISIT
ARLINGTON, VA (November 10, 2011) – To support the implementation of water management projects in South Africa, on November 5-17, 2011, USTDA is hosting a reverse trade mission for country officials directly involved in the environmental initiative. | Full Story

USTDA Director Zak Kicks off U.S.-South Africa Smart Grid Workshop USTDA DIRECTOR ZAK KICKS OFF U.S.-SOUTH AFRICA GRID WORKSHOP
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (October 01, 2007) – In support of South Africa's goal to provide universal access to reliable, affordable electricity through clean energy resources and technologies, USTDA is hosting a smart grid workshop in Johannesburg from October 25-26, 2011.
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USTDA Supports Locomotive Rehabilitation in Angola USTDA SUPPORTS LOCOMOTIVE REHABILITATION IN ANGOLA
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA (June 10, 2011) – USTDA signed a grant with the Angola Ministry of Transport to evaluate the technical, financial, environmental and other critical aspects of restoring 22 locomotives to operation in Angola. USTDA Deputy Director Peggy Philbin signed the grant on behalf of the United States at a grant signing at the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum. | Full Story

USTDA Announces New Business Partnership Activities for Africa at AGOA Forum USTDA ANNOUNCES NEW BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP ACTIVITES FOR AFRICA AT AGOA FORUM
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA (June 9, 2011) – During the first day of the African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum, Deputy Director Peggy Philbin announced USTDA's commitment to support multiple programs that will facilitate broad economic development across sub-Saharan Africa. | Full Story