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August 5, 2014

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
AUGUST 5, 2014

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

7:30 a.m.
Secretary Kerry attends the U.S.-Africa Business Forum Leaders Welcome Breakfast, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m.
Secretary Kerry attends the opening session of the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

10:10 a.m.
Secretary Kerry meets with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

10:45 a.m.
Secretary Kerry meets with African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Dlamini-Zuma, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

11:20 a.m.
Secretary Kerry meets with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

12:30 p.m.
Secretary Kerry attends the U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative Signing Ceremony, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:45 p.m.
Secretary Kerry and Vice President Biden deliver welcome remarks at the U.S-Africa Business Forum Leaders Forum Session “Game Plan: Shaping the Future of Fast-Growing Continent,” at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:35 p.m.
Secretary Kerry meets with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

4:15 p.m. Secretary Kerry participates in the Ghana Compact Signing Ceremony, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 3:30 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 meets with Regional Heads of Delegations to discuss the situation in South Sudan, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 4:00 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 4:15 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.

6:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with President of Namibia Hifikepunye Pohamba, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 5:15 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:30 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.

7:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry attends a dinner for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE BILL BURNS


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

7:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a dinner for the U.S.-African Leaders Summit, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

4:15 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Higginbottom accompanies Secretary Kerry at the Ghana Compact Signing Ceremony, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 3:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

6:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom attends a dinner for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

10:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman attends the Ministerial Discussion on the Sahel/Maghreb Region at the National Academy of Sciences, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with President of Guinea-Bissau Jose Mario Vaz and delegation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

8:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Sewall chairs a meeting on Boko Haram as part of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit at the National Academy of Sciences, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Sewall attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

8:30 a.m.
Counselor Shannon meets with the Council of the Americas Trade Advisory Group to discuss U.S. relations with the Pacific Alliance bloc of Colombia, Chile, Mexico, and Peru, at the Council of the Americas.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

10:10 a.m. Counselor Shannon accompanies Secretary Kerry in a meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, in Washington, DC.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

10:45 a.m. Counselor Shannon accompanies Secretary Kerry in a meeting with African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Dlamini-Zuma at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, in Washington, DC.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

3:35 p.m. Counselor Shannon accompanies Secretary Kerry in a meeting with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, in Washington, DC.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

6:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon meets with Special Representative of the Secretary General to the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) Sandra Honore, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL PETE SELFRIDGE


Ambassador Selfridge assists with the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and the White House.
(MEDIA COVERAGE VARIES BY EVENT)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

7:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Rivkin accompanies Secretary Kerry at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum Leaders Welcome Breakfast at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin accompanies Secretary Kerry at the Ghana Compact Signing Ceremony, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 3:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin delivers remarks at the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) reception in honor of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Ministerial, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

10:10 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield accompanies Secretary Kerry in a meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

10:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield accompanies Secretary Kerry in a meeting with African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Dlamini-Zuma, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

11:20 a.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield accompanies Secretary Kerry in a meeting with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

3:35 p.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield accompanies Secretary Kerry in a meeting with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

4:50 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield accompanies Secretary Kerry in a meeting with Regional Heads of Delegations to discuss the situation in South Sudan, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 4:00 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 4:15 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.

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

10:00 a.m.
Ambassador Russell attends a meeting with representatives from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves at the Environmental Protection Agency.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Ambassador Russell attends a luncheon with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki on the occasion of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Ambassador Russell meets with former Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Akiko Yamanaka, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Ryan attends a luncheon with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki on the occasion of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Ryan attends a dinner for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM TINA KAIDANOW

10:00 a.m. Ambassador Kaidanow joins Under Secretary Sherman for the Ministerial Discussion on the Sahel/Maghreb Region at the National Academy of Sciences, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador Kaidanow meets with Algerian Minister Delegate for African and Maghreb Affairs Abdelkader Messahel, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Ambassador Rapp is on travel to 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.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR TO COMBAT HIV/AIDS DEBORAH BIRX

11:00a.m. Ambassador Birx addresses advancing health and nutrition through U.S. foreign assistance at the National Academy of Science symposium “Science, Technology and Innovation for Economic Growth and Development in Africa.”
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O’BRIEN


10:00 a.m. Special Representative O’Brien attends a meeting with representatives from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Special Representative O’Brien attends an “Expanding Trade and Investment in Africa” dinner and reception hosted by the Meridian International Center and Coca-Cola around the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. Special Representative O’Brien attends a reception around the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit hosted by Atlas Mara, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



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