US Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, Charles H. Rivkin, will visit Sri Lanka and Burma between 8 and 12 August, the US Embassy said in a statement.
Assistant Secretary Rivkin will lead the State Department’s ‘American Innovation Roadshow’ to Rangoon and Naypyidaw from 8-10 August in Burma. This trip is part of an ongoing series of State Department Innovation Roadshows across Asia that were launched by US State Secretary John Kerry and are part of US-ASEAN Connect.
It follows earlier roadshows with leading US companies led by Assistant Secretary Rivkin and Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State, Ambassador David H. Thorne, to Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and four cities in India.
Assistant Secretary Rivkin will be in Colombo on 11 and 12 August to meet Government and business leaders to discuss opportunities for increasing two-way trade and investment.