Office of International Affairs

Mission Statement

The Office of International Affairs has primary responsibility in the Department of Energy for international energy cooperation in energy, science, and technology.

The Assistant Secretary for International Affairs (IA) advises the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and other relevant DOE leadership on strategic implementation of the United States’ international energy policy.  IA leads and develops the Department’s bilateral and multilateral R&D cooperation, including investment and trade activities, and represents the Department and United States Government in interagency processes, intergovernmental forums, and bilateral and multilateral proceedings that address the development and implementation of energy policies, strategies and objectives.


Theodore J. Garrish
Assistant Secretary for the Office of International Affairs
Andrea Waldman Lockwood
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, Middle East, Europe & Eurasia
Elizabeth Urbanas
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas

International Affairs News

Joint Statement From The Meeting of United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz of Israel
Secretary Perry and Minister Steinitz commit to further advancing high level of strategic cooperation between the United States and Israel in energy.
July 22, 2019
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Deputy Secretary Brouillette Meets With Israel’s Minister of Energy Dr. Yuval Steinitz
Two leaders discussed best practices for cyber workforce development and cross-cutting information sharing with the energy sector.
June 23, 2019
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Joint Statement of Future Cooperation on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
Japan, the European Commission, and the United States affirmed their shared desire to strengthen cooperation on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
June 18, 2019
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U.S., Canada, Japan, Netherlands, and European Commission Launch New Hydrogen Initiative Under The Clean Energy Ministerial
Hydrogen initiative will drive international collaboration on policies, programs and projects to accelerate the commercial deployment of hydrogen.
May 29, 2019
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Department of Energy Authorizes Additional LNG Exports from Freeport LNG
Advances commitment to U.S. jobs, economic growth, clean energy.
May 28, 2019
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U.S., Canada Energy Leaders Announce New Book on Nuclear Innovation in Clean Energy
Book highlights new technologies and approaches, such as advanced Small Modular Reactors, Generation IV technologies, and more.
May 28, 2019
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Readout of Secretary Perry’s Delegation Visit to the Inauguration of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Secretary Perry discussed efforts to further economic and energy cooperation within the transatlantic community, and particularly with Ukraine.
May 21, 2019
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Secretary Perry Meets with Presidents of Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia
Delegation discussed the importance of economic and energy cooperation between the U.S. and the Baltic states.
May 21, 2019
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Secretary Perry Leads Presidential Delegation To Inauguration Of His Excellency Voloydymyr Zelenskyy, President Of Ukraine
While in Ukraine, Secretary Perry and the delegation will hold bilateral meetings with Ukrainian and European leaders.
May 19, 2019
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Readout of Secretary Perry’s Visit to Bogota, Colombia
Secretary Perry addressed the Summit about the desire of the Trump Administration to expand energy partnerships.
May 13, 2019
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