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Secretary Chu to Join President Obama in Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago

April 15, 2009 - 12:00am

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Washington, DC -  US Energy Secretary Steven Chu will travel with President Obama to Mexico City, Mexico and Port of Spain, Trinidad this week to highlight the Administration's commitment to working with our partners in the region to address our shared energy, economic, security and climate challenges.

On Thursday, April 16, Secretary Chu will accompany President Obama to Mexico City for bilateral talks with  President Felipe Calderón and Mexican Energy Minister Georgina Kessel on the important partnership between  the two countries on economic and security issues as well as on matters related to energy and climate change.

On Friday, Secretary Chu will travel with President Obama to Port of Spain, Trinidad for the 5th Summit of the Americas where he will highlight the important energy challenges and opportunities the region faces, and emphasize the need to form dynamic partnerships with countries in the hemisphere who are willing to work with the United States to reduce our dependence on oil, make our economies more energy efficient and address the global climate crisis.

More details to be announced as they become available.

Media contact(s):

(202) 586-4940

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