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Public Schedule for April 12, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 12, 2012

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, at the Blair House.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:30 a.m.
Secretary Clinton hosts the G8 Foreign Ministers Plenary Session, at the Blair House. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at the Blair House.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:45 p.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a press availability at the conclusion of the G8 Ministerial, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 11:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


2:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the White House Conference on Connecting the Americas, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:30 p.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with Saudi Arabian Defense Minister Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre-set time for cameras: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:15 a.m.
Deputy secretary Burns meets with Chinese Minister Wang Yi, Taiwan Affairs Office Director of the Chinese State Council, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq and Head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, Martin Kobler, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


5:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Nirupama Rao, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

7:45 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with Executive Chairman of Oasis500 Usama Fayyad. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides participates in a video conference with Embassy Baghdad, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with President of the World Bank Robert Zoellick, in Washington, DC
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT ROBERT HORMATS

10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Portuguese Ambassador to the U.S. Nuno Brito, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Thai Energy Minister Arak Chonlatanon, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:45 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats participates in EXIM panel discussion, “Connectivity and Development in Southeast Asia,” at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer is on foreign travel in Geneva, Switzerland to participate in a biannual meeting of the UN Geneva Group.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Nigerian Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ibrahim Lamorde, at the Department of State.
(closed press coverage)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL


2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Campbell delivers opening remarks on “The Role of Women and Youth in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs” at a briefing for the Cherry Blossom Princess Educational and Cultural Exchange Program and National Cherry Blossom Festival Goodwill Ambassadors Program, in Washington, DC.
(STILL CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)
Final access time for still photographers: 1:40 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in the White House Conference on Connecting the Americas, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Czech Ambassador to the U.S. Petr Gandalovič to discuss economic investment issues, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Nigerian Minister of Agriculture Akinwumi Adesina to discuss biotechnology and its possibilities for enhanced investment and economic development, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

11:15 a.m. Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Secretary Clinton for her bilateral meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in the White House Conference on Connecting the Americas, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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

Assistant Secretary Jones is on foreign travel in San Pedro Sula, Honduras for a meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council of the Dominican Republic-Central America-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR).

8:00 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Honduran Secretary of State for Natural Resources, Energy, and Environment Rigoberto Cuellar, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones leads the U.S. delegation to the Sixth Meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council of the Dominican Republic-Central America-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones leads the U.S. delegation at a public meeting of the CAFTA-DR Environmental Affairs Council, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

9:00 a.m.
Coordinator McCall attends a meeting on the Grand Innovation Challenges of the 21st Century at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq and Head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, Martin Kobler, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock, joined by Senior Advisor for Innovation Alec Ross, attends a meeting with representatives from Wellspace to discuss engaging youth through online and digital games, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer participates in a program on “Fostering the Next Generation of Women Leaders,” at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:30 p.m. Ambassador Verveer hosts the 2012 kickoff meeting of the Community of Democracies Gender Working Group, with representatives from Costa Rica, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, Georgia, Kuwait, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Poland, Tunisia, Turkey, and Ukraine, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH


Special Representative Farah Pandith is on foreign travel in China through April 21 to meet with civil society representatives and to deliver remarks at the Asia Society’s “Women Leaders of New Asia Summit” event.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
There will be no Daily Press Briefing today.



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