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January 15, 2014

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
JANUARY 15, 2014


Secretary Kerry is on foreign travel to Kuwait City, Kuwait. Secretary Kerry is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Anne Richard, USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg, Spokesperson Jen Psaki, and Vice Admiral Kurt Tidd, JCS. Please click here for more information.

8:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

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9:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Sabah, in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry attends the Opening Session of the Syria Donors’ Conference, in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

11:05 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Amir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah, in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

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11:25 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the Delegation Pledging Session of the Syria Donors’ Conference, in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry holds a solo press availability, in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

9:45 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Japanese Parliamentary Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Nobuo Kishi, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns receives the credentials of Ambassador-designate of Qatar to the U.S. Mohammed Jaham Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

2:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


UNDER SECRETARY WENDY SHERMAN

4:30 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with Ambassadors from Gulf countries, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

12:00 p.m. Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks on international security and business issues to the Business Council for International Understanding, in Washington, DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

3:30 p.m. Counselor Shannon meets with Deputy Secretary General of the OECD Bill Danvers and Andy Wyckoff Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry of the OECD, as well as with Christopher Painter from the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends the credentialing reception in honor of the Colombian Ambassador to the U.S. Luis Carlos Villegas, at the Embassy of Colombia in Washington, DC.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD


3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brownfield testifies before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, in Washington, DC.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)



ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS WILLIAM CRAFT


10:30 a.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Craft meets with Director General of the Israeli Prime Minister's Office Harel Locker, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Acting Assistant Craft meets with members of the Delegation of the Jordanian American Chamber of Commerce, in Washington, DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Craft meets with Deputy Secretary General of the OECD Bill Danvers and Andy Wyckoff Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry of the OECD, as well as with Christopher Painter from the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Governor of Pernambuco, Brazil, Eduardo Campos, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the credentialing reception in honor of the Colombian Ambassador to the U.S. Luis Carlos Villegas, at the Embassy of Colombia in Washington, DC.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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


5:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones delivers brief remarks at reception welcoming The Nature Conservancy as a member of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership at the World Wildlife Fund’s office, in Washington, DC.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS VICTORIA NULAND

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Nuland testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Capitol Hill. Please click here for more information.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SFRC)



COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS MACON PHILLIPS

Coordinator Phillips is on foreign travel to Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

Assistant Secretary Richard accompanies Secretary Kerry on foreign travel to Kuwait to attend the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANNY RUSSEL

Assistant Secretary Russel is on foreign travel to London and Brussels through January 15. Please click here for more information.

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

1:00 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya Moderates the Opening Panel of the “Government Procurement and Human Rights Workshop”, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya meets with Deputy Secretary General of the OECD Bill Danvers and Andy Wyckoff Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry of the OECD, as well as with Christopher Painter from the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Ryan is on foreign travel to Mexico City, Mexico to attend the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA

Ambassador CdeBaca is on foreign travel in Barbados.

9:30 a.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Barbadian Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Leacock and other Barbadian government officials to discuss anti-trafficking efforts, in Bridgetown, Barbados.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with representatives of anti-trafficking NGOs and international organizations to discuss civil society efforts to confront modern slavery, in Bridgetown, Barbados.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Barbadian Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, Bridgetown, Barbados.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Barbadian Foreign Minister Maxine McClean, in Bridgetown, Barbados.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with representatives of the Barbadian Bureau of Gender Affairs to discuss support services for trafficking victims, in Bridgetown, Barbados.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

OFFICE OF GLOBAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE-STEPHEN RAPP


Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to Paris, France for meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



SPECIAL ADVISER FOR GLOBAL YOUTH ISSUES ZEENAT RAHMAN

Special Adviser Rahman is on foreign travel to Kuwait to attend the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria. Please click here for more information.



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