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May 1, 2014

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MAY 1, 2014


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY


Secretary Kerry is on travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is accompanied by Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Ambassador Donald Booth, Director of Policy Planning David McKean, Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Vice Admiral Kurt Tidd, JCS, and OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield. Please click here for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with regional Foreign Ministers on South Sudan, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

10:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry tours the Gandhi Memorial Hospital, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:45 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with AU Deputy Chairperson Erastus Mwencha and Commissioners, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

12:45 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry participates in a joint meet and greet with Embassy Addis Ababa and U.S.-AU, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
(OPEN TO TRAVELING PRESS)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

3:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry holds a press availability, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Africa economic experts, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Africa security experts, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY THE HOUSE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

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

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

1:00 p.m. Administrator Shah participates in an AFSA Memorial Ceremony, at USAID.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT CATHERINE NOVELLI

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Novelli meets with Senior Vice President at Bechtel Brian Reilly, Senior Vice President at Westinghouse David Howell, and Senior Vice President at CB&I Jeff Merrifield, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

3:30 p.m. Counselor Shannon delivers remarks to the Senior Executive Threshold Seminar (SETS) course, at the Foreign Service Institute.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

7:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with SelectUSA Executive Director Vinai K. Thummalapally, in Washington, DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal attends a U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association event at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, in Washington, DC.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR TOM MALINOWSKI

Assistant Secretary Malinowski is on travel to Tallinn, Estonia and Vilnius, Lithuania. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS VICTORIA NULAND

Assistant Secretary Nuland is on travel to Copenhagen, Denmark. Please click here for more information.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS DEAN PITTMAN


11:00 a.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman meets with Congressman David Cicilline, on Capitol Hill.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman meets with International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Secretary-General Hamadoun Toure and Head of the ITU Liaison Office to the United Nations Gary Fowlie, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Richard testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa, Human Rights, and Global Health on the Central African Republic: From “Pre-genocide” to Genocide?” on Capitol Hill. Please click here for more information.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HFAC)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANIEL RUSSEL

8:45 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Russel delivers remarks on “A Transatlantic Pivot to Asia,” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O’BRIEN


Special Representative O’Brien is on travel to Burma through May 2 as part of the State Department’s Partnership Opportunity Delegation (POD) initiative. Please click here for more information.





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