Department of Energy

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to Lead Presidential Delegation to the Republic Of Kazakhstan for Expo 2017

August 17, 2017

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, August 16, 2017, President Donald J. Trump announced that Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will lead a Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Kazakhstan on August 28, 2017. The Delegation will travel to Astana, Kazakhstan to attend the EXPO International Fair on "Future Energy".

"I am honored to lead the delegation representing President Trump and the United States during this year’s EXPO,” said Secretary Perry. “Kazakhstan is a valuable ally and I look forward to a productive trip to Astana as we strengthen and broaden our work together to enhance energy security and bring economic growth to both nations."   

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable George Krol, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Honorable Kevin Cramer (R-ND, At-Large District), U.S. House of Representatives

Mr. Ray W. Washburne, President and CEO of Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Ms. Lisa Curtis, Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for South and Central Asia, National Security Council

Mr. Ronald J. Pollett, Vice President GE, President & CEO GE Russia/CIS

Further information on media opportunities will be announced at a later date. Any media interested in learning more about the trip should email doenews@hq.doe.gov.