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August 4, 2014

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
AUGUST 4, 2014

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

8:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry delivers opening remarks at the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Ministerial, at the World Bank.

(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:15 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila, at the Department of State.

(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

9:50 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Vice President of Angola Manuel Vicente, at the Department of State.

(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

10:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the Civil Society Forum Global Town Hall, at the National Academy of Sciences.

(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:55 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Prime Minister of Libya Abdullah al-Thinni, at the Department of State.

(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

12:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza, at the Department of State.

(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 11:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

1:05 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with President of Burkina Faso Blaise Campaoré, at the Department of State.

(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

1:40 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Foreign Minister of Tunisia Mongi Hamdi, at the Department of State.

(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

2:15 p.m. Secretary Kerry delivers opening remarks at a working session on “Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate,” at the National Academy of Sciences.

(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with President of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, at the Department of State.

(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 3:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

4:50 p.m. Secretary Kerry attends a Congressional-hosted reception for African leaders, on Capitol Hill.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry attends a working dinner with African leaders and CEOs, in Washington, DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

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

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

9:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom delivers remarks at the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Ministerial, at the World Bank.

(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom delivers keynote remarks at the Open Society Foundation event, “Resources for the Future: Partnering with Civil Society for Transparency and Accountability in Africa,” as part of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

8:30 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli delivers opening remarks at the Accountability and Transparency in the Extractive Industries session of the U.S-Africa Leaders Summit, at the National Academy of Sciences.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:45 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli co-hosts the first plenary session of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Ministerial with Mauritian Trade Minister Arvin Boolel, at the World Bank.

(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli delivers welcoming remarks at the "Combating Wildlife Trafficking" event held at the National Academy of Sciences.

(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli attends the CEO Dinner hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies, in Washington, DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

12:15 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends a working lunch on Power Africa, hosted by The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) as part of CCA’s “Leading the Way in U.S.-Africa Investment” series, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL PETER SELFRIDGE

Ambassador Selfridge assists with the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit at the Department of State and National Academy of Sciences.

(MEDIA COVERAGE VARIES BY EVENT)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman joins Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tom Kelly a roundtable press briefing on Security in Africa, at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS JUDITH GARBER

12:30 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Garber attends the “Investing in Health: Investing in Africa’s Future” working lunch as part of the African Leaders Summit in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Garber attends the “Combating Wildlife Trafficking” breakout session associated with the African Leaders Summit in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.

(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield participates in events and meetings surrounding the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard participates in a Foreign Press Center briefing with visiting African journalists in town for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, at USIP.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard attends the US-Africa Leaders Summit event on "Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate” at the National Academy of Sciences.

(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

8:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin delivers remarks at the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) forum on “North Africa: Challenges and Opportunities in a Time of Transition,” in Washington, DC.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Ministerial working lunch, at the World Bank.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends the “Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate” Signature Event, at the National Academy of Sciences.

(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANNY RUSSEL

10:00 a.m. The Foreign Press Center hosts an on-the-record press briefing with Assistant Secretary Russel on “U.S. Goals for the 21st ASEAN Regional Forum and 2nd Australia-U.S. Ministerial ” at the Brookings Institution.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM TINA KAIDANOW

3:00 p.m. Ambassador Kaidanow meets with Tunisian Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on travel in Dhaka, Bangladesh for meetings related to the work of the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal which is trying persons accused of responsibility for mass atrocities committed in 1971.



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