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Daily Appointments Schedule for April 27, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 27, 2010

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**Please note that Secretary Clinton’s speech at the Virginia Military Institute on Wednesday, April 28 is postponed until fall 2010.**

SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON


8:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:30 a.m.
Secretary Clinton calls Belgian Foreign Minister Steven Vanackere, from the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:15 a.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a Bilateral Meeting with Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton announces a New Partnership Between the Department of State and Partners for a New Beginning, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:00 a.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still cameras: 10:30 a.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.

11:30 a.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a Bilateral Meeting with European Parliament President Jersy Buzek, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 12:05 P.M.)
Pre-set time for cameras: 11:15 a.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still cameras: 11:45 a.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.

12:30 p.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a Bilateral Meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 1:05 P.M.)
Pre-set time for cameras: 12:15 p.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still cameras: 12:45 p.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.

4:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton delivers Closing Remarks at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, at the Ronald Reagan Building.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR PRE-REGISTERED MEDIA)
For more information, click
here.

5:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends a Meeting, at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG

11:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a Meeting, at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

1:15 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Steinberg delivers Keynote Remarks to the Transatlantic Week Program on the Need for Strategic Thinking in the Transatlantic Dialogue, at the Capitol Visitors Center.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click
here.

2:45 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH


USAID Administrator Shah participates in the G-8 Development Ministers Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS

8:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Burns participates in Secretary Clinton’s Meeting with Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Burns meets with Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

9:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats delivers Remarks at the 11th Annual Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue Meeting on U.S.-EU cooperation on Consumer Protection Policy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELLEN TAUSCHER

8:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Tauscher participates in Secretary Clinton’s Meeting with Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m.
Under Secretary Tauscher meets with French Senators, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN RICHARD HOLBROOKE


9:30 a.m.
Special Representative Holbrooke holds a Small Group Briefing for Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, at the Department of Defense.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Special Representative Holbrooke holds a Bilateral Meeting with Kazakh Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Bitimov, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PM
Special Representative Holbrooke departs for Foreign Travel in Berlin, Germany.


DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER

10:45 a.m.
Dr. Slaughter attends Secretary Clinton’s Announcement of Partners for a New Beginning, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake travels to Nepal, Bhutan, and China through May 4.
For more information, click
here.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell travels to Hong Kong and Tokyo through April 28.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Carson meets with Zimbabwe Finance Minister TendaI Biti, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFF FELTMAN

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Feltman participates in Secretary Clinton’s Bilateral Meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, at the Department of State.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONSULAR AFFAIRS JANICE JACOBS

10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobs participates in a U.S.-Russian Business Development & Economic Relations Working Group Meeting, at the Department of Commerce.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ

Assistant Secretary Schwartz visits the Dominican Republic April 27-28 to thank its government for its efforts in emergency humanitarian relief in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, and to explore additional areas of cooperation related to earthquake response and development in the border region.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

4:15 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Colombia Human Rights NGOs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

8:00 p.m.
Ambassador Benjamin attends a Dinner in Honor of German Federal Minister of the Interior Dr. Thomas de Maixière, at the German Ambassador’s Residence.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

Ambassador Goosby leads the U.S. Delegation to the 21st Global Fund Board Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland through April 30. The delegation includes representatives from the Department of State, USAID and the Department of Health and Human Services.


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

10:45 a.m.
Special Representative Pandith attends Secretary Clinton’s Announcement of Partners for a New Beginning, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Special Representative Pandith speaks at a Presidential Entrepreneurship Summit Panel Entitled “Unleashing the Power of Women Entrepreneurs,” at the Ronald Reagan Building.
For more information, click
here.


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 REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis travels to Chicago, Illinois through April 27. She is participating in the Mayor Richard J. Daley Global Cities Forum, and the United Cities and Local Governments Spring Executive Board Meeting.


PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

No Daily Press Briefing
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