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Daily Appointments Schedule for April 14, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 14, 2010

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SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON:
12:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a Signing Ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding Establishing the U.S.-South Africa Strategic Dialogue with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE IN THE TREATY ROOM)
Pre-set time for cameras: 11:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers:
12:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
For more information, click here.

1:00 p.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a Bilateral Meeting with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with IAEA Director General Ambassador Yukiya Amano, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG:
12:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Secretary General Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Japanese Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister Tadakatsu Sano, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Jean-David Levitte, Diplomatic Advisor to French President Sarkozy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JACK LEW and USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH:
Deputy Secretary Lew, USAID Administrator Shah and Special Representative Holbrooke are traveling in coordinated but independent trips in the Pakistan and Afghanistan region.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS:
9:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Burns delivers Remarks on “U.S.-Russia Relations in a New Era: One Year After the 'Reset,’” at the Center for American Progress.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click here. The event will be live-streamed here.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON:
Assistant Secretary Carson is traveling to France, the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa), and the United Kingdom from April 8 to April 19. He begins his trip in Paris, where he delivers a speech on Transnational Security Challenges in Africa. For more information, click here.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS DAVID JOHNSON, ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO and COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN:
1:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Johnson, Assistant Secretary Shapiro and Ambassador Benjamin appear before the House Appropriations Subcommittee for State, Foreign Operations and Related Agencies to Testify on the FY 2011 Budget Request for Security Assistance Programs, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY HOUSE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER:
Ambassador Melanne Verveer travels to Lithuania, Russia, and Egypt through April 23. Ambassador Verveer meets with senior government officials and non-government leaders to discuss progress towards achieving women’s empowerment in the political, social, and economic arenas, combating gender-based violence, and improving maternal health. For more information, click here.

COUNSELOR CHERYL MILLS:
Counselor Mills travels to Haiti April 12 - 14. She will conduct meetings with civil society representatives, business leaders, Government of Haiti officials, members of Parliament, and USAID and State Department officials.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH:
Special Representative Pandith travels to Mali and Mauritania through April 17. She meets with civil society leaders in several cities, including Bamako, Atar, Nuoakachott, Chingietti and Tombouctou.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
12:15 p.m.
Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs David Goldwyn brief the Press to Preview the Energy and Climate Ministerial of the Americas. This Briefing is On Camera and On the Record in the Press Briefing Room, at the Department of State. For more information, click here.

2:30 p.m. Daily Press Briefing.

3:30 p.m. Deputy Assistant Secretary Susan Page briefs the Press on the U.S.-South Africa Strategic Dialogue. This Briefing is On Camera and On the Record in the Press Briefing Room, at the Department of State. For more information, click here.
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