Top US official for trade, investment talks in Sri Lanka

ECONOMYNEXT – The United States Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will visit Sri Lanka on August 11-12 for talks on business on the second leg of an Asian tour with big US multinationals.

Assistant Secretary Rivkin first travels to Burma, leading the State Department’s “American Innovation Roadshow” to Rangoon and Naypyidaw on August 8-10.

“This trip is part of an ongoing series of State Department Innovation Roadshows across Asia, which were launched by Secretary Kerry and are part of U.S.-ASEAN Connect,” a US embassy statement said.

“The Burma Innovation Roadshow delegation includes representatives from IBM, Chevrolet, Coca Cola, General Motors, the Omidyar Network, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Deloitte, among others.”

 The delegation will engage with government leaders, civil society groups, and small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs to understand the opportunities in the development of key sectors of Burma’s economy.

Assistant Secretary Rivkin will be in Colombo, Sri Lanka on August 11-12 to meet with government and business leaders to discuss opportunities for increasing two-way trade and investment.
(COLOMBO, August 08, 2016)

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