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Secretary Clinton to deliver remarks at the launch of the G8 Food Security Agenda

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 17, 2012


On May 18th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks at the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security: Advancing Food and Nutrition Security at the 2012 G8 Summit, at the Ronald Reagan Building. The event, hosted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, will feature announcements of significant new business commitments for African agriculture and discussions on addressing hunger and poverty in the changing development landscape.

For more information about the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security and to view the agenda visit:

The Secretary will deliver remarks at approximately 4:00 p.m. The event will be open to the press and streamed live at

Pre-set time for cameras: 2:45 p.m. from the 14th Street Entrance of the Ronald Reagan Center.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:30 p.m. from the 14th Street Entrance of the Ronald Reagan Center.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

For further information, please contact the USAID Office of Press Relations at (202) 712-4320 or the Department of State Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-2492.

PRN: 2012/778


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