On July 29, Secretary Pompeo will host an all-day celebration at the Harry S Truman building in recognition of the establishment of the Department of State 230 years ago.

The afternoon activities will commence at 1:30 p.m.

At 1:30 p.m., Deputy Secretary Sullivan will introduce a video featuring several former Secretaries of State, followed by an introduction of Secretary Pompeo.

At 1:45 p.m., Secretary Pompeo will deliver keynote remarks.

At 2:00 p.m., former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger will engage in conversation with his official biographer, Dr. Niall Ferguson.

The event is open to the press. Pre-set time for cameras is 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.  Final access time for writers and stills is 1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

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

Additionally, they must present an official government photo identification card (i.e., U.S. driver’s license or passport). 

For more information, please contact State Department Office of Press Relations, 202-647-2492.

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