Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Peru and Argentina
Office of the Spokesperson
February 5, 2016
Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will travel February 8-12 to Lima, Peru, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, to meet with government officials and business leaders to discuss economic growth and opportunities for increased trade and investment.
The Assistant Secretary will be in Lima February 8-10. He will meet with government officials to discuss Peru’s role in promoting open markets and regional integration in Latin America. Peru is a Trans-Pacific Partnership member. Assistant Secretary Rivkin will also meet with the Chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council. He will visit the Cerro Verde mine in Arequipa, the largest U.S. investment in Peru, and meet with executives to talk about the company’s recent expansion of mining operations. In addition, he will speak at the University of the Pacific, established in 1962 by a group of Peruvian entrepreneurs, regarding ways to strengthen bilateral economic ties.
Assistant Secretary Rivkin will be in Buenos Aires February 10-12. There, he will meet with government officials to encourage economic policy progress and discuss ways to enhance bilateral trade and investment. He will deliver remarks on the bilateral economic relationship and economic diplomacy to the Argentine-American Chamber of Commerce. He will participate in an event celebrating the importance of the entertainment industry to the economy, and focus on how protection of intellectual property rights sparks creativity and innovation. The Assistant Secretary will also meet with Argentine and U.S. business leaders to discuss the investment climate. In addition, he will meet with financial analysts and representatives from think tanks to discuss perspectives on economic growth and reforms.