Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will travel May 21-24 to Jerusalem and Ramallah, where he will lead the U.S.-Palestinian Economic Dialogue and the U.S.-Israel Joint Economic Development Group.

This is the first U.S.-Palestinian Economic Dialogue since 2004, and it will bring a range of Washington-based economic policy offices and agencies to the West Bank to coordinate with the Palestinian Authority on bilateral and regional economic issues.

The U.S.-Israel Joint Economic Development Group (JEDG) is our premier economic dialogue with the Government of Israel. It has evolved considerably since its founding 31 years ago to the current situation in which the JEDG is a vehicle for expanding cooperation on a broad range of economic issues.