U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
December 9, 2016
Assistant Secretary Charles Rivkin Travels to Qatar and Saudi Arabia
Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will travel to Doha, Qatar; and Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, December 11–16.
In Qatar, December 11–12, Assistant Secretary Rivkin will co-lead, with Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson, an interagency delegation of U.S. officials to the second annual U.S.-Qatar Economic and Investment Dialogue (EID). Trade and investment between the United States and Qatar have reached record levels, and the EID will build upon that momentum. The dialogue will bring together key decision makers to identify concrete steps to generate economic growth, create jobs, and encourage strong business relationships between Qatari and U.S. companies in a way that enhances prosperity for both countries.