Ambassador Erin E. McKee, Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Bureau of Europe and Eurasia Visit to Azerbaijan
Ambassador Erin E. McKee, the Assistant Administrator (AA) for #USAID’s Bureau of Europe and Eurasia, will visit #Azerbaijan November 4 as part of a broader trip to the South Caucasus region. Ambassador McKee will reinforce the strong, 30-year partnership between the United States and Azerbaijan. AA McKee will be joined by the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, Dr. Alexander Sokolowski.
Ambassador McKee’s agenda includes meeting with Deputy Minister of Agriculture to discuss U.S.-Azerbaijan relations and USAID’s partnership with the Azerbaijani government, and discussions with the Director General of the Port of Baku on transportation routes and related issues. She will meet with women leaders and entrepreneurs on expanding opportunities for women in the economy. Ambassador McKee will also visit Martyrs’ Alley to commemorate those lost to conflict.
In her meetings, Ambassador McKee will underscore the continued U.S. support for Azerbaijan’s independence and lasting peace in the South Caucasus, as well as highlight USAID’s continued commitment to increasing private sector engagement between Azerbaijani businesses and foreign trade partners, promoting progress in women’s economic advancement, and the importance of Azerbaijan’s role in regional trade and mitigation of food insecurity.