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August 12, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on foreign travel to Bogota, Colombia, and Brasilia, Brazil. Secretary Kerry is accompanied by Spokesperson Jennifer Psaki and Director David McKean. Please click here for more information.

8:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Colombian Peace Negotiators, in Bogota, Colombia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:20 a.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry visits Arcangeles Wounded Warrior Program, in Bogota, Colombia.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry meets with the staff and families of Embassy Bogota, in Bogota, Colombia.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry meets with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in Bogota, Colombia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:10 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry holds a joint press availability with Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin, in Bogota, Colombia.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:35 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry meets with Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin, in Bogota, Colombia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:45 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry tours the Counternarcotics Directorate with Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon, in Bogota, Colombia.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry meets with Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon, in Bogota, Colombia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

3:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns officiates the swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador-designate to the Republic of the Congo Stephanie Sullivan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel to Nigeria from August 14 to August 16, as the head of the U.S. delegation to the Binational Commission. During her trip, Ambassador Sherman will also hold consultations with government officials and civil society. Please click here for more information.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS KEVIN WHITAKER

Acting Assistant Secretary Whitaker accompanies the Secretary on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS DREW O’BRIEN

Special Representative O’Brien is on foreign travel from August 10 through 14 to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the 2013 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum. Please click here to learn more about the AGOA Forum.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

Director McKean accompanies Secretary Kerry on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.
 



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