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U.S. Under Secretary of State to Address 2024 Investing in Africa Mining Indaba Conference

Tinashe Mupasiri



Washington DC, February 1, 2024 – The U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Jose W. Fernandez, is set to participate in a digital press briefing on Tuesday, 6 February 2024. The briefing will revolve around the U.S. energy policy, priorities, and the pivotal role of the African mining sector in the global economy. Fernandez will also delve into the progress of the Minerals Security Partnership (MSP), a strategic initiative to fortify critical mineral supply chains.

Jose W. Fernandez, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment

Taking place during the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, the event promises insights into the broader international economic landscape. After opening remarks, Under Secretary Fernandez will field questions from members of the media.

Event Details:

  • Speaker: U.S. Under Secretary of State Jose W. Fernandez
  • Date: Tuesday, February 6
  • Time: 16:30 Johannesburg | 14:30 GMT | 09:30 Washington DC
  • Language: English
  • Ground Rules: On the record

RSVP Information:
To attend the digital press briefing, please RSVP by visiting this link.

Twitter Engagement:
Follow the conversation at #AFHubPress and stay updated via @AfricaMediaHub on Twitter.

Jose W. Fernandez, confirmed as Under Secretary in August 2021, leads the State Department’s efforts on climate change, clean energy, health, and supply chain security. With an extensive background in law, mergers, acquisitions, and finance, Fernandez brings a wealth of experience to the Biden-Harris Administration. As the United States Alternate Governor to key financial institutions, his influence spans global economic landscapes.

Fernandez’s career, marked by accolades such as being named one of the “World’s Leading Lawyers” and a “Highly Regarded” practitioner, reflects a commitment to international business transactions. A lifelong supporter of arts and education, he has contributed significantly to organizations like Dartmouth College, NPR-station WBGO-FM, and Ballet Hispanico of New York.

The upcoming digital press briefing is anticipated to shed light on critical economic strategies and developments, reinforcing the United States’ commitment to global economic stability and cooperation.

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