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Daily Appointments Schedule for April 22, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 22, 2010

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SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON

AM LOCAL  
Secretary Clinton, accompanied by Assistant Secretary Phil Gordon, arrives in Tallinn, Estonia. (EDT + 7 hours.)
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12:00 p.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton holds a Bilateral Meeting with Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, in Tallinn, Estonia.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

12:40 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton and Estonian Foreign Minister Paet hold a Joint Press Availability, in Tallinn, Estonia.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton meets with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, in Tallinn, Estonia.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

1:30 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton attends the First Working Session of the NATO Foreign Ministers, in Tallinn, Estonia.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)

4:00 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton attends the Second Working Session of the NATO Foreign Ministers, in Tallinn, Estonia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:45 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton attends a Concert at the Estonian National Opera, in Tallinn, Estonia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:25 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton and the NATO Foreign Ministers take a Family Photo, in Tallinn, Estonia.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:35 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton attends a Working Dinner for NATO Foreign Ministers, in Tallinn, Estonia.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG

Deputy Secretary Steinberg travels to India and Bangladesh through April 22. He is meeting with government officials and business, civil society and opinion leaders in New Delhi, Kolkata and Dhaka.

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DEPUTY SECRETARY JACK LEW

10:30 a.m.
 Deputy Secretary Lew and USAID Administrator Shah appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to testify on Global Food Security, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY SENATE)

2:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Lew attends a Meeting, at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:30 p.m.
 Deputy Secretary Lew attends a Meeting, at the White House.

(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

6:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Lew delivers Remarks at a Welcome Reception for the New Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Zhang Yesui, at the Embassy of China.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY GOVERNMENT OF CHINA)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

9:00 a.m.
 USAID Administrator Shah hosts USAID’s Take Your Child to Work Day Swearing-In Ceremony, at the Ronald Reagan Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m.
 USAID Administrator Shah and Deputy Secretary Lew appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to testify on Global Food Security, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY SENATE)

2:00 p.m.
 USAID Administrator Shah meets with OECD Secretary-General José Angel Gurría, at the Ronald Reagan Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN RICHARD HOLBROOKE


8:00 p.m.  Special Representative Holbrooke delivers Introductory Remarks for General David Petraeus, at the Kaufmann Concert Hall in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS

Under Secretary Burns travels to Senegal, Liberia, Angola, South Arica, Namibia, Nigeria and Cape Verde through April 25.  He is meeting with senior government officials, business executives and civil society representatives to expand relations with key African partners in the areas of democracy, sustainable economic development, health and education, and peace and security.
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UNDER SECRETARY FOR MANAGEMENT PAT KENNEDY

Under Secretary Kennedy travels to Beijing through April 22, Seoul April 22-25 and Hanoi April 25-26. In Beijing, Under Secretary Kennedy is addressing the Bureau of East Asian Policy’s Management Officers’ Conference and is meeting with Chinese officials to discuss bilateral property Issues.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

AM  
Under Secretary Otero returns from her trip to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel.

1:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Otero briefs the Press on the State Department’s celebration of Earth Day and her Middle East Trip, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELLEN TAUSCHER

9:30 a.m.
  Under Secretary Tauscher appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY SENATE)


CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

9:00 a.m.  Ambassador Marshall delivers Keynote Remarks at the Department’s Take Your Child to Work Day Welcome Ceremony, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES


Assistant Secretary Jones is traveling to Hanoi, Vietnam to co-lead the U.S. delegation to the International Ministerial Conference on Animal and Pandemic Influenza through April 23. 
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS & LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner travels to Colombia and Mexico through April 23. Assistant Secretary Posner is discussing human rights issues with government officials, including Colombia's President Uribe, and non-governmental organizations in both countries. 


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

Assistant Secretary Shapiro visits U.S. Southern Command for briefings and to discuss Department of State and Department of Defense collaboration in Miami, Florida. Assistant Secretary Shapiro and SOUTHCOM Commander General Douglas Fraser visited Haiti on April 21.
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SUSAN SWART

Assistant Secretary Swart travels to Chengdu, Beijing, and Shenyang, China through April 22.  She is meeting with Consulate and Embassy staff on Information Technology.



AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

8:00 a.m.
 Ambassador Eric Goosby meets with African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs Bience Gawanas and Rita Bissoonauth, African Union Senior Policy Officer, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER

Ambassador Verveer travels to Lithuania, Russia and Egypt through April 23. She is meeting with senior government officials and NGO leaders to discuss progress towards achieving women’s empowerment in the political, social and economic arenas, combating gender-based violence and improving maternal health.
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SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL


Special Envoy Rosenthal travels to Ukraine, Lithuania, and Tunisia through May 2. She is meeting with interfaith and inter-ethnic groups in all three countries, paying respects at the massacre site of Babi Yar in Kiev and attending the Lag B'Omer Festival to present the film Among the Righteous, which tells the story of Tunisian Muslims sheltering Jews during World War II.



SPECIAL REPRESSENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis attends the Ninth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United Nations through April 23.


PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

1:00 p.m.  Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero briefs the Press on the Department’s celebration of Earth Day and her recent Middle East trip. This Briefing is On Camera and On the Record in the Press Briefing Room, at the Department of State. 
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The Daily Press Briefing begins following Under Secretary Otero’s briefing.

 

 



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