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Daily Appointments Schedule for May 11, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 11, 2010

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SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON

8:00 a.m.
  Secretary Clinton delivers Opening Remarks at the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Discussions, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE IN THE BEN FRANKLIN ROOM FOR OPENING REMARKS)
Pre-set time for cameras: 7:00 a.m. from the C Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still cameras: 7:30 a.m. from the C Street Entrance.

11:30 a.m.
  Secretary Clinton delivers Remarks at CARE’s 2010 National Conference, at the Ronald Reagan Building.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for cameras: 10:00 a.m. at the 14th Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still cameras: 11:15 a.m. at the 14th Street Entrance.
For more information, click here.


3:30 p.m.
  Secretary Clinton holds a Bilateral Meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY IN TREATY ROOM PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for cameras: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still cameras: 3:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.


5:00 p.m.
  Secretary Clinton hosts a Reception in Honor of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE IN BEN FRANKLIN ROOM FOR REMARKS)
Pre-set time for cameras: 3:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still cameras: 4:45 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.


5:30 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

8:30 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton calls Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG

12:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Australian Ambassador Kim Beazley, at the Australian Ambassador’s Residence.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JACK LEW

8:00 a.m.  Deputy Secretary Lew attends the Opening Plenary Session of the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Discussions, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)

10:00 a.m.
 Deputy Secretary Lew chairs a Group Discussion on Economic Development with Afghanistan Ministers Zakhilwal and Shahrani, as part of the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Discussions, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.  Deputy Secretary Lew attends a Reception in Honor of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS)


USAID ADMINISRATOR RAJ SHAH

10:00 a.m. 
Administrator Shah chairs a Group Discussion on Education and Health, as part of the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Discussions, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. 
Administrator Shah attends a Working Lunch, Hosted by Special Representative Holbrooke for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. 
Administrator Shah chairs a USAID Roundtable Discussion, as part of the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Discussions, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS

10:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Burns meets with Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul and Afghan National Security Advisor Rangin Dadfar Spanta, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Burns meets with Saudi Assistant Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayif, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

Under Secretary Hormats is in Vancouver, Canada through May 11 to participate in the third G-8 Foreign Affairs Sous Sherpa (FASS) meeting of the Canadian G-8 Presidency.  He is holding meetings in preparation for the June 25-26 G-8 Leaders Summit.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

1:00 p.m.  Under Secretary McHale delivers Remarks to the Ambassadorial Seminar, at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, VA.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.
 Under Secretary McHale attends a Reception in Honor of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELLEN TAUSCHER

Under Secretary Tauscher attends meetings surrounding the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference, in New York.


COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS

Counselor and Chief of Staff Mills is in Haiti through May 11 for meetings with Haitian Government officials, international partners, and members of the private sector.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

10:00 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Blake attends a Foreign Policy and Strategic Issues Working Group Meeting, as part of the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Discussions, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.
 Assistant Secretary Blake attends a Reception in Honor of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell is in Beijing, China for meetings with senior Chinese officials on a broad range of issues.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


Assistant Secretary Fernandez is in Jakarta, Indonesia through May 11 for meetings with Indonesian government representatives and American Chamber of Commerce members to discuss economic issues. He will travel to Tokyo, Japan May 12-14. For more information, click here.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL GORDON


Assistant Secretary Gordon travels the week of May 9 to Serbia, Macedonia, and Kosovo.  He is meeting with senior government officials to discuss a range of issues of mutual interest.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR VERIFICATION, COMPLIANCE AND IMPLEMENTATION ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

1:15 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller and Russian Ambassador Antonov brief NPT Review Conference delegates and accredited NGOs on the New START Treaty, at the United Nations in New York.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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


Assistant Secretary Jones co-chairs the 6th Joint Working Group Meeting of the U.S.-China Ten Year Framework for Cooperation on Energy and Environment at the Department of State through May 12.  The other co-chair is Department of Energy Assistant Secretary David Sandalow and their Chinese counterpart is Vice Chairman Zhang Xiaoqiang from the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MIKE POSNER

10:00 a.m.
  Assistant Secretary Posner conducts a Digital Video Conference with Embassy Angola, regarding the Most Recent Country Report on Human Rights Practices.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Afghan Minister for Labor and Social Affairs Amena Safi Afzali, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ

8:00 a.m.
  Assistant Secretary Schwartz attends the Opening Plenary Session of the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Discussions, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)

10:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Schwartz participates in a Working Group Meeting, as part of the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Discussions, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Schwartz attends a Working Lunch, Hosted by Special Representative Holbrooke for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

8:00 a.m.
  Assistant Secretary Shapiro attends the Opening Plenary Session of the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Discussions, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)


10:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Shapiro participates in a Security Working Group Meeting, as part of the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Discussions, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Shapiro attends a Working Lunch, Hosted by Special Representative Holbrooke for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

7:30 a.m.
 Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

11:00 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with the Mayor of Lima, Peru, Luis Castaneda, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with the Acting Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Patrick Ward, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends the Council of the Americas Dinner honoring Mr. David Rockefeller, at the Mexican Cultural Institute
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, contact Erin Heying at eheying@as-coa.org.


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN


9:00 a.m.
  Ambassador Benjamin delivers Remarks on "Yemen's Security Environment: A Washington Perspective," at National Defense University’s NESA Center.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AFFAIRS DAVID GOLDWYN


2:00 p.m. 
Coordinator Goldwyn meets with Chinese Foreign Ministry Director-General for North American Affairs Zheng Zeguang, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION POLICY AMBASSADOR PHILIP VERVEER

Ambassador Phil Verveer is leading an interagency delegation to the U.S.-Russia Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Roundtable with the Russian Ministry of Communications in Moscow, Russia through May 14. The delegation includes representatives from the Department of State, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA). For more information, click here.


PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

1:00 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing



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