|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
BUREAU OF INDUSTRY AND SECURITY
|Friday, August 24, 2007||
Office of Public Affairs
WASHINGTON - The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) today announced that Mario Mancuso, Under Secretary for Industry and Security, will travel to Israel, visiting Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem, from August 27-30, 2007. Under Secretary Mancuso will meet with senior government officials and business leaders to discuss dual-use export control cooperation, high-technology trade and investment issues.
"The United States and Israel have a unique strategic partnership and share a mutual interest in enhancing secure high technology trade and investment," said Under Secretary Mancuso. "A robust export control and high technology dialogue will help advance the economic and security interests of our two nations, and I look forward to working with my colleagues from the Government of Israel on these important issues."
Under Secretary Mancuso also commended the Israelis for the significant progress they have made towards implementing a comprehensive export control program.
Under Secretary Mancuso will participate in meetings with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, the Ministry of Defense, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs . He will also meet with Israeli and U.S. business leaders to discuss ways to promote secure high technology trade and investment.