Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides delivers remarks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides delivers remarks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Advancing Entrepreneurship Through Diplomacy

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco J. Sanchez introduces President Barack Obamas video message at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 11, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

About the Author: Thomas R. Nides serves as Deputy Secretary of State.

This week, I’m honored to be leading the U.S. delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Dubai to connect with inspiring entrepreneurs from around the world. From our earliest days, entrepreneurs have kept America vital and resilient. They are part of our national story and one of our great national strengths.

President Obama and Secretary Clinton have been clear that our global economic policy and our foreign policy go hand-in-hand. Economic tools advance our foreign policy, and our foreign policy can accelerate economic renewal. Stable societies are built on economic opportunity, and nothing creates opportunity like entrepreneurship.

Our focus on entrepreneurship taps into values we share with people around the world. Entrepreneurs crave space for… more »

Partnering To Promote Global Entrepreneurship

Last week, entrepreneurs from across the United States and around the globe were celebrated and lauded for their efforts to promote growth, innovation, and job creation at more than 40,000 events in 130 countries during the fifth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). The White House and the State Department marked the week with the “Celebration of Global Entrepreneurship” event on November 15, which brought together an all-star cast of speakers to highlight the importance of global entrepreneurship; the role of government, youth, and diaspora in promoting entrepreneurship; skills building; enabling policy; and ensuring access to capital. Over 150 government, private sector, and diplomatic corps representatives joined the event at the White House and provided suggestions… more »

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Thomas R. Nides presents an Expeditionary Diplomacy Award to Foreign Service Officer Barbara Ann Bootes at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. on June 28, 2012. Barbara was honored for her service working at a provincial reconstruction team in Salad ad Din, Iraq from 2009 to 2010. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Thomas R. Nides presents an Expeditionary Diplomacy Award to Foreign Service Officer Barbara Ann Bootes at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. on June 28, 2012. Barbara was honored for her service working at a provincial reconstruction team in Salad ad Din, Iraq from 2009 to 2010. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Travel of Deputy Secretary Nides to Mexico

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 14, 2012


Deputy Secretary Thomas R. Nides will travel to Mexico City, Merida, and Cancun May 15-17, 2012. During his trip, the Deputy Secretary will focus on global tourism and bilateral and regional economic cooperation and prosperity.

In Mexico City, Deputy Secretary Nides will meet with Mexican Government officials and business leaders to discuss the U.S.-Mexico economic relationship. He will also deliver remarks at the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America “Business Futures of Latin America” conference and participate in a Health Care Technology, Policy and Trade Mission reception.

In Merida and Cancun, Deputy Secretary Nides will represent the United States at the G20 Tourism Ministerial (T20) and discuss U.S. tourism and travel promotion efforts at the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Americas Summit. He will also visit U.S. Consulate General Merida.

Photo of the Week: Deputy Secretary Nides Travels to Pakistan

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides meets with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar at the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, Pakistan, on April 4, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

About the Author: Hannah Johnson serves as DipNote’s Assistant Editor.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides traveled to Islamabad, Pakistan on April 2-4, 2012. While in Pakistan, he met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar at the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

After the meeting, Deputy Secretary Nides said, “We are committed to the people of Pakistan. And, we recognize how challenging this past year has been. And, I am heartened that we are working through our differences very constructively. Being here today proves that a sustained engagement is the most productive way forward and a hallmark of the way in which mature democracies operate. Too much is at stake for us to turn away from each other, so we must work through all of these challenges. The United States shares an interest in the stability and prosperity of Pakistan and the… more »