U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 8, 2018


The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense will co-host the U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue (D&SD) on Friday, November 9, 2018, at the Department of State.

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will join Director of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Central Commission of the Communist Party of China Yang Jiechi and State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe, along with members of the U.S. delegation and their Chinese colleagues for the D&SD.

There will be a joint press availability following the dialogue at 12:35 p.m. The press availability will be open press.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 11:30 a.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 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).

The event will be streamed live on www.state.gov and Facebook.com/usdos. Follow @StateDept, @USAsiaPacific, and #USChina for more information.

For further information, please contact Department of State’s Office of Press Relations at 202-647-2492 or via e-mail at PAPressDuty@state.gov.