USAID Administrator Henrietta H. Fore visits Azerbaijan

USAID Administrator Henrietta H. Fore visits Azerbaijan
# 24 November 2008 08:27 (UTC +04:00)
Office of Public Affairs of the U.S. embassy in Azerbaijan told APA that Henrietta H. Fore will meet with senior government and private sector leaders and visit a range of USAID projects during her November 23-26 visit to Azerbaijan.
During her two-day visit to Azerbaijan, Ms. Fore will meet with senior government officials to discuss U.S.-Azerbaijan cooperation in the areas of finance, economic development and environment. Apart from the bilateral government meetings, she will meet with local and international business executives. In addition, she will visit major USAID-funded projects supported by the American people, and meet with project implementers and beneficiaries in Baku.

Henrietta Fore was nominated by President George W. Bush on May 7, 2008, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 14. At the same time, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice named Ms. Fore the Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance. As the first female Administrator of USAID, Administrator Fore is responsible for managing U.S. foreign assistance, including support to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms. She oversees a staff of approximately 8,000, of whom more than 75 percent are working overseas in USAID field offices.

Prior to her confirmation as USAID Administrator, Administrator Fore served as Under Secretary of State for Management, a position she held beginning in August 2005. Prior to this appointment, Fore served as the 37th Director of the United States Mint in the Department of Treasury. Administrator Fore also served as a Presidential appointee at USAID from 1989 -1993; first as Assistant Administrator for Private Enterprise and then as Assistant Administrator for Asia.
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