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January 11 - Friday


January 11, 2013

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:00 p.m.
Secretary Clinton participates in a working lunch with President Obama for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS


Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel to Geneva to meet with Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi and Russian Federation Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

Administrator Shah is on travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Please contact USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov for more information

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

Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel to the United Kingdom through January 12 to participate in the Foreign Affairs Sous-Sherpa (FASS) meetings. He then travels on to Egypt to participate in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) events through January 16.

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Dominic Martin, UK Director, G8 Presidency Unit FASS, in London.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats meets with The Economist Business Editor Robert Guest and Energy and Commodities Correspondent Simon Wright, in London.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS MARIA OTERO


Under Secretary Otero is on foreign travel to Chile, Peru, and Uruguay through January 19 to meet with government officials and civil society representatives on a range of issues, including on human rights, TIP, social inclusion, youth engagement, democracy promotion, and counternarcotics efforts. In Santiago, Chile, she participates in the Second Regional Latin America Conference of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), organized by the Government of Chile, and delivers keynote remarks at a Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Day of Action. In Montevideo, Uruguay, she attends the soft launch of Embassy Montevideo’s Youth Council.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

3:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall accepts the credentials for the Ambassador-designate of the United Mexican States, His Excellency Eduardo Medina Mora Icaza, at the Department of State.

AM Ambassador Marshall assists with the working visit of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, His Excellency Hamid Karzai, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

PM Ambassador Marshall bids farewell to the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, His Excellency Hamid Karzai, at Joint Base Andrews.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE


11:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Maldivian Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Ambassador-designate to the U.S. H.E. Ahmed Sareer, then attends presentation of his credentials, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

11:30 a.m
. Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in a Korean American Day event themed "Recognizing Leaders in Humanitarian Work," in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with National Security Staff Senior Director for Europe Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall to follow up on the recent Turkish Economic Partnership Commission, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON


Assistant Secretary Gordon is on foreign travel to the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

Assistant Secretary Richard is on travel to Miami, Florida through January 11. Please click here for more information.

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

12:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with President of the GSMA Foundation Lawrence Yanovitch, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer participates in Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s meeting with the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council Board Members, including Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham, Senior Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador David Pearce, and Congresswoman Donna Edwards, at Georgetown University.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:30 p.m. Ambassador Verveer attends Afghan President Karzai’s speech: "Afghanistan Beyond 2014 – A Perspective on Afghan-U.S. Relations," at Georgetown University.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)  

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith joins The Fletcher School and the World Peace Foundation as a keynote speaker at a special evening panel on January 14 on the role of social media in bridging Muslim and Western communities, at The Fletcher School in Somerville, Massachusetts. This program is the second of the World Peace Foundation’s annual January program events, exploring new themes in peace. Please click here for more information.



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