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Assistant Secretary Pyatt’s Travel to Paris for the IEA 2024 Ministerial and 50th Anniversary – United States Department of State

Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources Geoffrey R. Pyatt will travel to Paris on February 13 for the International Energy Agency (IEA) 2024 Ministerial and 50th anniversary celebration as part of a U.S. interagency delegation including Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm.  Assistant Secretary Pyatt will engage with international energy officials, private sector leaders, academia, and representatives from international organizations to advance policy solutions to address pressing issues related to energy security, energy access, and decarbonization.

The IEA traces its founding to the Washington Energy Conference, hosted by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to address the oil shocks of 1973 and 1974.  Since that first meeting at the Department of State fifty years ago, the IEA has grown to ensure secure and sustainable energy supplies to the global economy.

Marking this milestone anniversary, Assistant Secretary Pyatt will join high-level dialogues on energy policy, fortifying global supply chains, and the imperative of advancing the energy transition.  In these engagements, he will emphasize the United States’ enduring commitment to Ukraine and the energy security of partners and allies.

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