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April 3, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

9:45 a.m. Secretary Kerry receives the credentials of Chinese Ambassador-designate to the U.S. Cui Tiankai, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Secretary Kerry meets with Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, at Blair House.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

9:50 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Chinese Ambassador-designate to the U.S. Cui Tiankai, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Pakistan Secretary General to the President Salman Faruqui, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

12:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman attends a luncheon in honor of Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, hosted by Singapore Ambassador to the U.S. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, at Blair House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel to Vancouver, Canada to participate in the Pacific Energy Summit from April 2 through 5. He then travels to Beijing, China for the Ba’Ao and Internet Industry Forums from April 5 through 10, as well as Tokyo, Japan, from April 10 through 12 for bilateral consultations with Japanese government officials.

7:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in the NBR board meeting breakfast discussion on U.S. Perspectives on Strategic Rebalancing, in Vancouver, Canada.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:15 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Serge Dupont, Canadian Deputy Minister for Natural Resources, in Vancouver, Canada.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in an on-the-record media roundtable on “Changing Global Energy Landscape and Policy Implications for North America”, in Vancouver, Canada.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:50 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks on “Integrating Energy and Environmental Policy to Achieve Economic Growth in the Asia-Pacific”, in Vancouver, Canada.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:10 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Edward Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, in Vancouver, Canada.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Peter Eggleston, Chevron’s General Manager for Policy, Government, and Public Affairs, Asia Pacific Exploration and Production, in Vancouver, Canada.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Admiral Dennis Blair, The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) Board Member, in Vancouver, Canada.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends a reception at the U.S. Consul General Anne Callaghan’s Residence with U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson, U.S. and Canadian business representatives, in Vancouver, Canada.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends the Pacific Energy Summit Gala Dinner, in Vancouver, Canada.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

10:30 a.m. Ambassador Marshall hosts a farewell reception for the Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador, H.E. Francisco R. Altschul Fuentes, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall assists with the working visit of the Prime Minister of Singapore, H.E. Lee Hsien Loong, at Blair House.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Barton hosts a roundtable event with guest presenter Stuart Bowen, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

1:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with General William M. Fraser III, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico to participate in the Opening Ceremony of the April session of the Puerto Rico Justice Studies Institute (PRJSI).
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends a farewell reception for Francisco R. Altschul Fuentes, Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador to the U.S., at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Boeing Senior Vice President John Wojick, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends a reception celebrating the publication of a new Council on Foreign Relations book regarding U.S. Mexico relations, at the Council on Foreign Relations, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson delivers opening remarks at the U.S.-Guatemala Food Security Meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a farewell reception for Francisco R. Altschul Fuentes, Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador to the U.S., at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Michelle DePass, Assistant Administrator for the Office of International and Tribal Affairs at the Environmental Protection Agency, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Assistant Secretary Jones is in on foreign travel to Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey from April 2 through April 10. In Ankara, Assistant Secretary Jones will co-chair the first Science and Technology Cooperation Meeting between the United States and Turkey, and participate in a panel discussion on innovation and entrepreneurship with students and faculty of the Entrepreneurship Center at Bilkent University. In Istanbul, Assistant Secretary Jones will lead the U.S. delegation to the Tenth Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests, where she will participate in panel discussions focused on the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, Post-2015 UN development agenda, and Global Forest Watch 2.0. Please click here for more information.

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones meets with the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone, at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. LOCAL
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with the Deputy Undersecretary for Environmental Affairs of the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization Sedat Kadıoğlu, in Ankara, Turkey.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS JOE YUN

2:30 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Yun joins Secretary Kerry’s bilateral meeting with Republic of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

2:00 p.m.
Director McKean meets with U.S. Ambassador to Austria William Eacho, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



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