Department of Energy

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to Travel to Asia

May 30, 2017

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday, June 1st, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will travel to Japan and China to promote American energy interests in Asia and attend the Clean Energy and Mission Innovation Ministerials in Beijing.

During his visit to Tokyo, Secretary Perry will meet with Japanese government officials, business leaders, and energy stakeholders regarding the state of U.S.-Japanese bilateral energy trade relations and opportunities for future energy investments. On the trip he will also visit U.S. airmen at Yokota Air Force base and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear site, to observe the progress made in recovering from the 2011 accident and reaffirm the United States’ commitment to supporting the ongoing effort to decontaminate and decommission the Fukushima Daiichi reactors.

From there, Secretary Perry will travel to Beijing, China to represent the United States in the 8th Annual Clean Energy (CEM8) and Mission Innovation Ministerials, an annual gathering of energy ministers from countries all over the world to advance clean energy. During his time in Beijing he will also have the opportunity to hold bilateral meetings with Chinese officials and other international partners attending the Ministerials.

For any media inquiries about the Secretary’s trip to Asia please contact: Shaylyn.Hynes@hq.doe.gov.

WHO

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry

WHAT

Trip to Asia

WHERE

Tokyo, Japan and Beijing, China

WHEN

June 1-June 9, 2017

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