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U.S. Department of State Under Secretary Jose W. Fernandez, Assistant Secretary Geoffrey R. Pyatt, and Special Representative for Global Partnerships Dorothy McAuliffe will host a live announcement and public-private partnership signing ceremony to advance work on critical minerals with the non-profit SAFE on November 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. EST.  

Media and trade press are invited to join in person for the announcement, signing ceremony, and Q&A at the Department of State, Harry S Truman Building, 2201 C Street NW. 

Please register your attendance by October 31 at:  All media and guests are kindly requested to arrive no later than 09:45 a.m. EST.

If unable to join in person, the announcement livestream is open to the press and public via this link:

To stay updated, follow Under Secretary Fernandez on social media:  Twitter @State_E, Facebook @StateDeptE, and LinkedIn @State-E,  and the Office of Global Partnerships: Twitter @GPatState, Facebook @GPatState, and LinkedIn @GPatState.

For press inquiries, please contact

U.S. Department of State

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