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March 5, 2014

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on travel to Paris, France. He is accompanied by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Paul Jones, Vice Admiral Kurt Tidd, JCS, and Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf. Please click here for more information.

10:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry attends the Budapest Memorandum Ministerial with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia and UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, in Paris, France.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

12:05 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with UN Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi, in Paris, France.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

12:45 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry attends the Joint Declaration and Meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon, in Paris, France.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m LOCAL
Secretary Kerry meets with Lebanese President Michel Sleiman, in Paris, France.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

5:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in Paris, France.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

6:45 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry holds a solo press availability, in Paris, France.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m.
Secretary Kerry meets with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, in Paris, France.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

8:30 p.m.
LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Israeli Minister of Strategic and Intelligence Affairs responsible for International Relations Yuval Steinitz, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM


Deputy Secretary Higginbottom attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

Administrator Shah attends meetings and briefings, at USAID.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman is on travel to Vietnam, Malaysia, and Burma from March 2 through March 8 to meet with senior government officials and representatives of civil society. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel attends a meeting, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS SARAH SEWELL

Under Secretary Sewall is on travel to Geneva, Switzerland on March 4 to 5 to participate in the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Please click here for more information.

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

Counselor Shannon is on travel to Abuja, Lagos, and Monrovia from February 26 through March 5. In Nigeria, Ambassador Shannon is traveling as the leader of a Presidential Delegation to Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration in Abuja. He will then travel to Lagos for discussions on a range of issues of mutual interest, a visit to a U.S. Government assistance project, and to meet with Nigerian youth. Counselor Shannon will also travel to Monrovia to open the second meeting of the U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue, and consult with stakeholders on areas of Liberia’s progress and development.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA DESAI BISWAL

Assistant Secretary Biswal is on travel to India through March 6. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman participates in a video teleconference from the State Department to discuss the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty with students, at Brown University.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with U.S. Department of Treasury Assistant Secretary Marisa Lago, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Rivkin participates in a Business Roundtable hosted by Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment Catherine Novelli, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends an event hosted by Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Medina Mora, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart, and Albio Sires, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Thai Ambassador to the U.S. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with President of the Sabine Vaccine Institute Dr. Peter Hotez, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard participates in the UN Foundation International Women's Day Luncheon at the Mayflower Hotel, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard delivers remarks on a panel at the Aspen Institute Levant Program panel titled “A Displaced Population: Designing a Long-term Strategy for Vulnerable Communities,” in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard attends the National Day of the Republic of Bulgaria celebration at the Organization of American States Headquarters, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN


2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan attends a meeting, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Ryan attends an International Women’s Day Discussion, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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


Ambassador Rapp is on travel to the Hague for meetings with EU and Belgian officials to discuss international criminal justice issues. He will also attend meetings with Dutch and Special Tribunal for Lebanon officials to discuss international criminal justice issues.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS DREW O’BRIEN

Special Representative O’Brien attends the McArthur Foundation’s 2014 Digital Media and Learning Conference, in Boston, Massachusetts.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES CATHY RUSSELL

8:30 a.m.
Ambassador Russell delivers remarks at the Oxfam America International Women’s Day 2014 Summit at the Capitol Hill Hotel, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

11:00 a.m. Ambassador Russell delivers remarks at the UN Foundation International Women’s Day event at the Mayflower Hotel, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL ENVOY AND COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AFFAIRS CARLOS PASCUAL


Special Envoy Pascual participates in the IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) Week 2014 from March 3 through March 5, in Houston, Texas.

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS MACON PHILLIPS

10:00 a.m.
Coordinator Phillips attends the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy’s quarterly meeting, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
 



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