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Global Economic Statecraft Day

June 14, 2012

To mark Global Economic Statecraft Day, Ambassador Mark Gitenstein and several Embassy economic officers participated in a roundtable discussion with members of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) on June 14. Global Economic Statecraft Day, a worldwide event organized by the U.S. Department of State, highlights the important economic work of U.S. diplomats and development experts around the world.

Through Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Economic Statecraft agenda, Ambassador Gitenstein and the rest of the Embassy work daily with our Romanian partners to place economics at the forefront of our foreign policy, and to develop economic solutions to our shared strategic challenges.

YPO is a not-for-profit, global network of young chief executives connected around the shared mission of becoming Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange.TM Founded in 1950, YPO today provides more than 19,000 peers and their families in 110 countries with access to unique experiences, world-class resources, alliances with top learning institutions, and specialized Networks that help them enhance their business, community and personal leadership. Altogether, YPO member-run companies employ more than 16 million people around the world and generate US$6 trillion in annual revenues. For more information about YPO, visit

Whether businesspeople or diplomats, Americans or Romanians, the interdependent global economy means we have a shared stake in prosperity. America’s economic renewal depends on the strength of the global economy – and the global economy depends on the strength of the American economy. We’re working together to strengthen both.

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Press Contact:
Ana-Maria Popa, Information Assistant, U.S. Embassy Bucharest, e-mail:, tel: 021 200 3694.