Taken Question Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC
Question Taken at the April 17, 2012 Daily Press Briefing
April 18, 2012
QUESTION: Will any meetings be held at the State Department this week with officials from Azerbaijan? If so, will the meetings discuss Afghanistan? ANSWER: The U.S. Department of State will welcome the Minister of Finance Samir Sharifov of Azerbaijan and his delegation for the third meeting of the U.S.-Azerbaijan Economic Partnership Commission (EPC) on April 18, 2012, in Washington. Participating U.S. Government agencies will include the Departments of State, Energy, and Treasury; Office of the United States Trade Representative; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Export-Import Bank of the United States; and United States Trade and Development Agency. One of the issues that will be discussed is how the international community can best support Afghanistan.