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Secretary Clinton to Deliver Remarks at the Energy and Climate Ministerial of the Americas on April 15


Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 14, 2010

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks to energy and climate leaders from across the hemisphere at the Energy and Climate Ministerial of the Americas on Thursday, April 15 at 12:15 p.m., at the Inter-American Development Bank.

Secretary Clinton’s remarks will live-streamed at www.iadb.org/endirecto.

The two-day Energy and Climate Ministerial of the Americas meeting, co-hosted by the Department of State, Department of Energy, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization of American States (OAS), brings together ministers and delegations from across the Americas as part of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, launched by President Barack Obama and Western Hemisphere leaders at the Fifth Summit of the Americas in April 2009. Representatives from 32 countries, as well as representatives from nearly 200 businesses and non-governmental organizations will participate.

Inter-American Development Bank
Enrique Iglesias Auditorium
1330 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC.

Secretary Clinton’s remarks are open to the credentialed members of the media.
Press wishing to attend should RSVP to Paul Constance at paulc@iadb.org or (202) 623-2572.
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:15 a.m.
Final access times for journalists and still photographers: 11:45 a.m.

Additional events open to the press during the Ministerial are as follows:

Thursday, April 15, 2010 at the Inter-American Development Bank
7:00 a.m. Press Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome by David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary, Department of Energy
8:35 a.m. Opening Remarks by IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno
8:50 a.m. Keynote Address by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu
9:15 a.m. IDB-DOE Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony and press availability
Press wishing to attend an open event at the IDB must RSVP to Paul Constance at paulc@iadb.org
or (202) 623-2572.

Friday, April 16, 2010 at the Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
7:45 a.m. Press Registration
8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu
Live-streamed at http://www.oas.org/en/media_center/webcast.asp
2:00 p.m. Ministerial Closing Press Conference
Press wishing to attend an open event at the OAS must RSVP to Gonzalo Espariz at gespariz@oas.org or (202) 458-6289.

PRESS CONTACTS:

Office of Press Relations
U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-2492

Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
U.S. Department of State
WHAPress@State.Gov




PRN: 2010/446



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