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Daily Appointments Schedule for April 30, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 30, 2010

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SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON

10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton celebrates the Opening of the USA Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo at a Reception Hosted by the Office for Global Partnership Initiatives, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for cameras: 9:00 a.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.
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here.

10:30 a.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a Bilateral Meeting with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al Sabah, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 11:05 A.M.)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:00 a.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:45 a.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.

1:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a Bilateral Meeting with Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)

Pre-set time for cameras: 12:45 p.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:00 p.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.

2:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Afghan Presidential Advisor Ashraf Ghani, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Secretary Clinton officiates at the 152nd Foreign Service Officer Orientation Class Swearing-In Ceremony, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG

9:45 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a Meeting, at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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

3:15 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nickolay Mladenov, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends the Swearing-In Ceremony for Lael Brainard, Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, at the Department of Treasury.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY TREASURY)

DEPUTY SECRETARY JACK LEW

2:15 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Lew meets with Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Kairm al-Arhabi, at the State Department
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Lew attends the Swearing-In Ceremony for Lael Brainard, Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, at the Department of Treasury.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY TREASURY)

USAID ADMINISTATOR RAJ SHAH

Administrator Shah delivers the Commencement Address at the University of Michigan Department of Economics Graduation Ceremony, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS

8:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Burns participates in a Daimler Forum on U.S.-European Relations Panel Discussion on “Russia and its Neighborhood,” at the Brookings Institution.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

9:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Yemen’s Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Karim Ismail Arhabi, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Argentine Secretary of Trade and International Economic Relations Alfredo Chiaradia, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Representatives from the U.S. Export Import Bank and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation to Discuss Assistance to Haiti, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

Under Secretary McHale travels to Qatar and Afghanistan through May 6. She is meeting with government, education, media, and private sector partners to strengthen engagement between the United States and the region.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELLEN TAUSCHER

9:45 a.m.
Under Secretary Tauscher attends a Meeting, at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:30 p.m. Under Secretary Tauscher joins Ambassador Susan Rice and Ambassador Susan Burk to brief the press on U.S. participation in the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click
here.


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN RICHARD HOLBROOKE

9:45 a.m. Special Representative Holbrooke meets with Dr. Muhammad Farooq Sattar, Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis, GOP, and Deputy Convener MQM and Parliamentary Group Leader of MQM in the National Assembly of Pakistan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Special Representative Holbrooke meets with Chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Asma Jahangir, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER

11:00 a.m.
Dr. Slaughter delivers Remarks to the Daimler Forum on Failed States, at the Brookings Institution.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake travels to Nepal, Bhutan, and China through May 4. On May 3-4, Assistant Secretary Blake is leading a U.S. government delegation to the U.S.-China Sub-Dialogue on South Asia in Beijing.
For more information, click
here.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer delivers the Commencement Address at Albany State University on May 1, in Albany, Georgia.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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here.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Carson meets with Cameroon’s Prime Minister Philémon Yang, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ

Assistant Secretary Schwartz is in Haiti to review migration-related challenges associated with the earthquake. He is meeting with Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, and other Government and UN officials in Port au Prince.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela conducts a Press Conference Call with Regional Media on his Central America Trip next week, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, contact Charles Luoma-Overstreet at 202 647 0842

11:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends a Meeting, at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA


12:00 p.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Cameroon’s Prime Minister Philémon Yang, at the Department of State.
(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.


COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AFFAIRS DAVID GOLDWYN

11:30 a.m.
Coordinator Goldwyn attends a Meeting, at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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 Kyiv 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 ENVOY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE TODD STERN

Special Envoy Stern departs for foreign travel to Bonn, Germany to participate in a Climate Dialogue hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel through May 5.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:30 p.m. Ambassador to the UN Rice, Under Secretary Tauscher and Ambassador Susan Burk brief the press to preview U.S. participation in the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click
here.

The Daily Press Briefing begins following the NPT Briefing.
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