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Press Releases: April 2009



-04/30/09  Annual Reception for Donors to the Diplomatic Reception Rooms;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-04/30/09  Azerbaijan: Shooting at the State Oil Academy; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/30/09  Need for Parties to Commit to Peace Process Immediately and End Provocations; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/30/09  Opening Remarks on the President's FY 2009 War Supplemental Request ;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee; Washington, DC
-04/30/09  Remarks on the H1N1 Flu;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Washington, DC
-04/30/09  Russian Agreement with Abkhaz and South Ossetian Separatists; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/30/09  Special Press Briefing and Release: Country Reports on Terrorism 2008; Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ronald D. Schlicher, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism; Washington, DC
-04/30/09  U.S. Department of State Delivers $5 Million in New Mine Action Aid for Afghanistan ; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/29/09  Anniversary of Cyclone Nargis; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC ; Robert Wood, Acting Department Spokesman ; Washington, DC

-04/29/09  Chairman's Summary from the First Preparatory Meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/29/09  North Korea Freedom Week; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/29/09  Special Press Briefing and Release: Country Reports on Terrorism 2008; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC  ; Washington, DC
-04/29/09  Taiwan's Participation in the World Health Assembly; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/29/09  U.S. Department of State and Brooklyn Academy of Music To Share American Dance and Culture With the World Through DanceMotion USA ; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/28/09  Elections in Ecuador; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/28/09  Public Meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/28/09  South African Elections; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/28/09  Special Briefing: Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/28/09  Tribute to Sojourner Truth: Unveiling of Bust in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Emancipation Hall, U.S. Capitol; Washington, DC
-04/28/09  U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan To Eliminate Racial Discrimination; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/27/09  DanceMotion USA To Be Announced at Department Foreign Press Centers ; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/27/09  Human Rights Commitments and Pledges of the United States of America; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/27/09  Preparatory Session for the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/27/09  Remarks With Singaporean Foreign Minister George Yeo Yong Boon Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/27/09  Remarks at "Operation Step-it Up" and Career Gear Event;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; George C. Marshall Conference Center ; Washington, DC
-04/27/09  Remarks at the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Loy Henderson Conference Room; Washington, DC
-04/27/09  Special Advisor for Gulf and South West Asia Dennis Ross Travel; Acting Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/27/09  U.S. Department of State and Fortune's Most Powerful Women Host Fourth Global Women's Mentoring Partnership Program; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/26/09  Remarks After Meeting With Lebanese President Michel Sleiman;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Beirut, Lebanon
-04/26/09  Secretary Clinton To Speak at "Operation Step-It-Up"; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/26/09  Secretary Clinton To Speak at First Preparatory Session for the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/25/09  Interview with James Rosen of Fox;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Baghdad, Iraq
-04/25/09  Meet and Greet at Embassy Baghdad with Employees and U.S. Troops;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Embassy Baghdad; Baghdad, Iraq
-04/25/09  Remarks With Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Baghdad, Iraq
-04/25/09  Town Hall with PRT Leaders and Iraqi Partners;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Baghdad, Iraq
-04/25/09  U.S. Statement Regarding Tokyo Co-Chairs Call on Sri Lanka; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood; Washington, DC
-04/24/09  Letter of Agreement with Nicaragua Signed; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/24/09  Meetings with Zimbabwe Finance Minister (Taken Question); Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/24/09  World Malaria Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-04/23/09  In Commemoration of ANZAC Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-04/23/09  Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/23/09  Mexican Corrections Instructors Graduate from New Mexico Training Academy; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/23/09  National Security Through Diplomacy;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Remarks Before House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Washington, DC
-04/23/09  Remarks With Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/23/09  The 32nd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting Concludes in Baltimore, Maryland; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/23/09  United States and Denmark Work Together to Expand Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-04/22/09  Department of State to Host Meeting of U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Promote Racial and Ethnic Equality; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/22/09  Digital Video Conference With Members of the U.S. Delegation of New Media Technology Representatives Currently Traveling in Iraq; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/22/09  New Beginnings: Foreign Policy Priorities in the Obama Administration;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-04/22/09  Remarks at the Global Philanthropy Forum Conference;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; The Mayflower Hotel; Washington, DC
-04/22/09  Remarks at the State Department's "Greening Diplomacy" Earth Day Event;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
-04/22/09  Turkey and Armenia: Normalization of Relations; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/22/09  U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva Introduces New Green Energy Technology; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/22/09  World Intellectual Property Day, April 26, 2009; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/21/09  Remarks With Jordanian King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
-04/21/09  Remarks With Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/21/09  Remarks With Libyan National Security Adviser Dr. Mutassim Qadhafi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/21/09  Remarks With Omani Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/21/09  Secretary Clinton To Speak at Global Philanthropy Forum Annual Conference; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/21/09  Secretary Clinton to Speak for Earth Day 2009; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/20/09  First State Department "New Media Technology" Delegation Travels to Iraq ; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/20/09  New Media Technology Delegation to Iraq (Taken Question); Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/20/09  Office of the Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy (S/EEE) ; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/20/09  Remarks With Cyprus Foreign Minister Marcos Kyprianou Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/20/09  Remarks With Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/18/09  Durban Review Conference; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/18/09  Roxana Saberi;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-04/18/09  U.S. and Venezuela: Discussion of Ambassador Exchange; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/18/09  Zimbabwe National Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-04/17/09  Digital Town Hall of the Americas at FUNGLODE;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
-04/17/09  Remarks With Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
-04/17/09  Remarks at the Hogar Rosa Duarte Elementary School ;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
-04/17/09  Spain: Possible Case Against Bush Administration Officials (Taken Question); Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/17/09  U.S. Pledge at the Tokyo Donors' Conference; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/16/09  Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting Press Briefing; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/16/09  Call for an End to Hostilities in Sri Lanka; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/16/09  Moldova: Aftermath of Protests; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood; Washington, DC
-04/16/09  Remarks With Haitian President Rene Preval;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Port-au-Prince, Haiti
-04/16/09  Remarks at Interamerican Woven Garment Factory;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Port-au-Prince, Haiti
-04/16/09  Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell's Visit to Israel; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/16/09  UN Sanctions Committee (Taken Question); Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/16/09  UN Security Council Presidential Statement (Taken Question); Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/15/09  Announcement of Counter-Piracy Initiatives;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-04/15/09  Department of State, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and National Geographic Live Present "The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad" Free Concert ; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/15/09  Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/15/09  North Korea: Yongbyon (Taken Question); Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/15/09  Remarks With Chilean Foreign Minister Mariano Fernandez Amunategui After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-04/15/09  Remarks With Haitian Prime Minister Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-04/15/09  Remarks With Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the European Union and High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/14/09  Remarks With Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-04/14/09  Remarks at the Haiti Donors Conference;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Inter-American Development Bank; Washington, DC
-04/13/09  Assistant Secretary Boucher Speaks with the Tokyo Co-Chairs: Second Conference Call; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/13/09  Burma: U.S. Sanctions (Taken Question); Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/13/09  Durban Review Conference: U.S. Position; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/13/09  Nepali New Year (Bikram Sambat) Message;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-04/13/09  Secretary Clinton Travel to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/13/09  Secretary Clinton to Address Haiti Donors' Conference ; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/13/09  Secretary Clinton to Conduct Digital Town Hall of the Americas; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/13/09  Thai New Year;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-04/11/09  Bangla New Year - Pohela Boishakh Message;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-04/10/09  Fiji: Abrogation of Constitution; Acting Deputy Department Spokesman Richard Aker, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/10/09  Khmer New Year;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-04/10/09  Lao New Year;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-04/09/09  Assistant Secretary Boucher Speaks with the Tokyo Co-Chairs; Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/09/09  Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations 2009 Joint Communiqué; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/09/09  Remarks With Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith, and Australian Defense Minister Joel Fitzgibbon;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/09/09  Remarks at the Australia-U.S. Ministerial Meeting (AUSMIN);  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
-04/09/09  Remarks on the Maersk Situation;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/08/09  Assistant Secretary Boucher and Ambassador Blake Discuss Humanitarian Situation in Sri Lanka with Tamil Diaspora Groups; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/08/09  Burma Letter (Taken Question); Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/08/09  Georgia: April 9 Protests; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/08/09  Israeli Home Demolitions (Taken Question); Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/08/09  Macedonian Presidential and Municipal Elections; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/08/09  Pakistani Girls Visit the U.S. to Expand Soccer Skills ; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/08/09  Remarks With Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/08/09  Remarks With Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivailo Kalfin Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/08/09  Remarks With Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Murr Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/08/09  Remarks With Moroccan Foreign Minister Dr. Taieb Fassi Fihri Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/08/09  Remarks With Panamanian Foreign Minister Samuel Lewis Navarro;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/08/09  Secretary Clinton to Participate in Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN); Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/07/09  15th Commemoration of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-04/07/09  Remarks With Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/07/09  Remarks With New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/07/09  Remarks With UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/07/09  U.S.-New Zealand Arrangement For Cooperation On Nonproliferation Assistance; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/06/09   Remarks at The Joint Session of the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting and the Arctic Council, 50th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Loy Henderson Conference Room; Washington, DC
-04/06/09  ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) to Hold First Disaster Relief Exercise in the Philippines; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/06/09  Remarks With Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/06/09  Remarks With Peruvian Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Garcia Belaunde Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/06/09  Remarks With Uruguayan Foreign Minister Gonzalo Fernandez Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/06/09  Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell Travel; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/06/09  Upcoming Summit of the Americas; White House Advisor for the Summit of the Americas Jeffrey S. Davidow; Washington, DC
-04/03/09  U.S. Participation in the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago on April 17-19; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/02/09  Fulbright New Century Scholars to Study "The University As Innovation Driver and Knowledge Center" ; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/02/09  Secretary Clinton To Deliver Remarks at the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/02/09  U.S. Gives $9.3 Million to Help Displaced Pakistanis; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/02/09  WPPS Baghdad Ground Task Order Awarded to Triple Canopy & Aviation Task Order (Taken Question); Acting Deputy Department Spokesman Gordon Duguid, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/01/09  Albania and Croatia Deposit NATO Instruments of Accession; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/01/09  Good Performers Initiative Awards; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/01/09  Joint Statement by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner on the Establishment of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/01/09  Passing of Former President Raúl Alfonsín; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/01/09  U.S. and Switzerland Sign First Scientific and Technological Cooperation Agreement ; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/01/09  United States to Host Joint Session of the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting and Arctic Council; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-  Special Briefing on Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern, Secretary of State; Washington, DC

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