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Secretary Kerry To Host Ceremony in Honor of Special Representative Shaarik Zafar


Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 29, 2014

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Secretary of State John Kerry will host a ceremony to honor the appointment of Special Representative to Muslim Communities Shaarik Zafar at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, in the Dean Acheson Auditorium at the U.S. Department of State.

Special Advisor for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Dr. Shaun Casey will also deliver introductory and closing remarks.

During this ceremony, Secretary Kerry will highlight the vital role Special Representative Zafar will assume in driving the Secretary’s engagement on issues that have impacted Muslim communities around the world. The Secretary will also underscore the important role all faith communities can play in promoting pluralism and countering hateful ideologies.

This event is open to the press.

Pre Set time for video cameras: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
Final Access time for writers and still photographers: 9:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

PRESS CONTACTS:

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

Media representatives may attend this briefing 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 (driver’s license or passport).

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