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The Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs second annual Economic Diplomacy in Action photo contest showcases our outstanding economic and commercial diplomacy around the world. In 2020, diplomats continued to advocate for U.S. economic interests and found creative new ways to engage with global partners despite challenges posed by COVID-19. American diplomats responded in many ways to the economic consequences of the pandemic. Every photo we received told a wonderful story, from illustrating a commitment to protecting intellectual property rights to striking examples of the power of America’s economic partnerships.

Winners of the
2020 Economic Diplomacy in Action
Photo Contest

U.S. Department of State

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