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April 23, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on foreign travel to Brussels, Belgium. Secretary Kerry is accompanied by Acting Assistant Secretary Yovanovitch, Spokesperson Psaki, Director McKean, VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS.. Please click here for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry participates in the North Atlantic Council Opening Session, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY FOR OPENING REMARKS)

11:15 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

11:45 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry participates in the NATO – Russia Council Ministerial, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY FOR OPENING REMARKS)

1:00
p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry participates in a signing ceremony for the U.S.-Lithuania Agreement for Cooperation on Countering Nuclear Smuggling with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, in Brussels, Belgium.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry participates in the North Atlantic Council Working Lunch, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:05 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry holds a solo press availability, in Brussels, Belgium.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry participates in the North Atlantic Council and ISAF Contributing Countries Meeting, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY FOR OPENING REMARKS)

5:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

6:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel from April 22 through April 29 to Asia and Almaty, Kazakhstan.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

8:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman attends a breakfast in honor of the Amir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, hosted by Vice President Biden, at the Vice President’s Residence.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

10:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Burmese Minister of the President’s Office U Aung Min and delegation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman attends President Obama’s meeting with Amir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

5:00 p.m
. Under Secretary Sherman meets with People’s Republic of China Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs Wu Dawei, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks on the Transatlantic Partnership, at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the U.S.-Jordan Business Alliance Luncheon in honor of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein, at the Embassy of Jordan.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Shephard Hill, President of Boeing International, Senior Vice President Business Development and Strategy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the “Collaboration Across Borders: Anti-poaching and Anti-trafficking of Wildlife Efforts from Local and International Perspectives”, at the Meridian International Center.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

4:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine participates in a roundtable discussion on public diplomacy at Ithaca College, in Ithaca, New York.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER


Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel to Geneva, Switzerland and Bucharest, Romania from April 18 through 25. Please click here for more information.

Acting Under Secretary of State Gottemoeller discusses various arms control and international security issues with counterparts in Geneva, Switzerland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

2:45 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall assists with the working visit of the Amir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY THE WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake is on foreign travel to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan through April 27.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AFFAIRS BRIMMER

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Congresswoman Karen Bass, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN


Assistant Secretary Countryman is on foreign travel to lead the U.S. Delegation to the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meeting of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), in Geneva, Switzerland through May 3. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Moroccan Ambassador to the U.S. Rachad Bouhlal, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with a delegation of West African government officials, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Phillip Morris International, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:45 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez co-hosts and delivers remarks at the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO)/World Presidents’ Organization (WPO) Dinner, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

Assistant Secretary Jacobson is on foreign travel to Lima, Peru and will hold meetings with Peruvian officials, business leaders, and participate in the World Economic Forum on Latin America conference. Please click here for more information.

1:30 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Peruvian Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo, in Lima, Peru.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. LOCAL
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, in Lima, Peru.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. LOCAL
Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the World Economic Forum welcome reception, in Lima, Peru.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR UZRA ZEYA

11:30 a.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya joins a meeting with the Burmese Minister of the President’s Office U Aung Min, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN


Director McKean accompanies Secretary Kerry on foreign travel.



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