Office of International Affairs

Our Mission

DOE’s mission is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through innovative science and technology solutions.

The Office of International Affairs has primary responsibility for addressing international energy issues that have a direct impact on research, development, utilization, supply, and conservation of energy affecting the United States.

Our Objectives

The Office of International Affairs supports priorities of the Secretary of Energy and the Department of Energy at large. It focuses on enhancing global energy security through countering malign influence, diversifying supplies, and increasing energy access. At the same time the office is committed to increasing U.S. energy exports and trade to enhance growth.


Andrew Light
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Andrea Waldman Lockwood
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, Middle East, Europe & Eurasia
Elizabeth Urbanas
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas
Michael S. Considine
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Foreign Investment, National Security, and Technology Collaboration

International Affairs News

The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Saudi Arabian Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) Sign a Memorandum of Understanding for Co...
Memorandum of Understanding for Collaboration in the Field of Seawater Desalination
October 19, 2020
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An International Approach to Advocating for More Women in Energy Careers
At the International Clean Energy Education Empowerment (C3E) Initiative’s Women in Energy event, Assistant Secretary Garrish spoke on US support.
December 9, 2019
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Bilateral Meeting with Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes and UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment H.E. Thani Alzeyoudi
The two officials discussed UAE’s research and deployment efforts in renewable energy, desalination technology, and more.
September 20, 2019
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DOE Responds to Drone Attack in Saudi Arabia
Energy Department statement on the situation in Saudi Arabia.
September 14, 2019
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U.S. and Egypt Launch Strategic Energy Dialogue
New effort will facilitate closer government and private sector cooperation on energy between the United States and Egypt.
September 12, 2019
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Readout of Secretary Perry’s Poland Visit
Last weekend, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Senior DOE officials participated in a series of events in Poland.
September 6, 2019
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Joint Press Release on the Second U.S.-Poland Strategic Dialogue on Energy
Delegations discussed joint projects in the areas of nuclear energy, fossil energy, energy infrastructure, and cybersecurity.
September 3, 2019
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Memorandum of Cooperation Among The Republic of Poland, Ukraine and The United States of America On Enhancing Regional Security of Natura...
The Republic of Poland, Ukraine and the United States of America, hereinafter the "Participants",
August 31, 2019
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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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