TERESA MANLOWE COMMERCIAL ATTACHÉ AT U.S. EMBASSY IN FIJI ISLANDS

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EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Suva, Fiji Islands

PRESS RELEASE Thursday May 27, 1999

TERESA MANLOWE COMMERCIAL ATTACHÉ AT U.S. EMBASSY IN FIJI ISLANDS

The U.S. Embassy announces the appointment of Ms. Teresa Manlowe as the new Commercial Attaché in Suva. Ms. Manlowe replaces Ted Pierce who will return to Washington D.C. in June. Ms. Manlowe has been with the State Department for 12 years. Before coming to Fiji, Ms. Manlowe served as Economic and Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassies in Armenia and Germany.

Ms. Manlowe says she plans to work closely with the Government and the private sector to promote trade and investment between the United States and Fiji. She said that both nations have sectors with excellent potential for increased trade, and the Embassy’s Commercial Section, with its state-of-the-art resources, can provide the necessary support.

The first major event during Ms. Manlowe tenures will be the "Face-To-Face with American Business" Conference, to be held in Suva on June 9-11. Ms. Manlowe believes this conference will highlight opportunities for both Fijians and Americans, and will be the first step for many companies to explore new avenues for trade and government assistance. During her term, she will support these efforts to develop profitable business relationships.

She will also work to strengthen the Pacific Basin Initiative, linking the Department of Commerce Offices of the U.S. Embassies in Australia and New Zealand with the Embassy in Suva to enhance regional trading. She will continue the efforts of the Commercial Section to find sources of supply and investment in the U.S. and to organize trade missions to the U.S., coinciding with major trade shows there.

Ms. Manlowe says she is looking forward to her assignment in Fiji and would like to enlarge the role of the Joint Commercial Commission (JCC) in facilitating trade and investment. Established by the Bush Administration, the JCC was formed to foster better trade relations between the U.S. and the South Pacific Island Countries. These efforts will benefit from Ted Pierce’s new assignment in the State Department’s Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands office.

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