FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 31, 2020
Office of Communications (202) 565-3207
WASHINGTON – Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed will visit Doha, Qatar, Muscat, Oman, and Khartoum, Sudan, January 2-7. She will participate in bilateral meetings with Government officials to underscore EXIM’s commitment to strengthening bilateral partnerships and advancing economic prosperity in the region.
“EXIM is committed to supporting U.S. exports to and prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa,” said Chairman Reed. “Building on my conversations earlier this month at the Manama Dialogue in Bahrain, I look forward to productive meetings with government and private-sector leaders on how EXIM can further economic cooperation and promote business development opportunities in critical sectors like infrastructure, energy, agriculture, 5G, biotechnology, and health care.”
On December 5, 2020, Chairman Reed met with His Excellency Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, in Manama, Bahrain, on the margins of the 16th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Manama Dialogue, where Chairman Reed represented the United States as the U.S. delegate. During their meeting, Sayyid Badr invited Chairman Reed to Oman to continue the dialogue on new opportunities for economic partnership, including the shared bilateral interest in transformational export sectors.
EXIM is an independent federal agency that promotes and supports American jobs by providing competitive and necessary export credit to support sales of U.S. goods and services to international buyers. A robust EXIM can level the global playing field for U.S. exporters when they compete against foreign companies that receive support from their governments. EXIM also contributes to U.S. economic growth by helping to create and sustain hundreds of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. In recent years, approximately 90 percent of the total number of the agency’s authorizations has directly supported small businesses. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt.
For more information about EXIM, please visit www.exim.gov.