WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monday June 25th, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will join Yuval Steinitz, Minister of Energy from Israel at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for a signing of an Implementation Agreement to establish the U.S.-Israel Chamber of Excellence in Energy, Engineering and Water Technology. In March 2018, the United States Congress appropriated $4 million in the Department of Energy budget to establish this center for joint research and development with Israel. This sum will be matched by the Israeli government as well as by private sector partners, for a total targeted initial sum of $16 million dedicated to this project.
On Monday Secretary Perry will also host the European Union and members of the Three Seas Initiative for a meeting at The Department of Energy headquarters in Washington, D.C. During this meeting, energy leaders will have the opportunity to discuss ways that industry can play a role in these countries and the importance of continued Transatlantic cooperation to promote energy security. Media will have the opportunity to cover the top of the event, including opening remarks. The remaining portion of the event will be closed press.
Media wishing to attend should RSVP to Shaylyn Hynes at Shaylyn.Hynes@hq.doe.gov by 5:00PM tomorrow, Friday June 22nd.
|WHO||Secretary of Energy Rick Perry|
|WHAT||MOU Signing and Three Seas Ministerial Meeting|
US Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20062
Three Seas Ministerial Meeting
The Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
Monday June 25, 2018
MOU Signing- 1:00PM, Media arrive by 12:30PM
Three Seas Meeting- 3:30PM, Media arrive by 3:00PM