Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver remarks to families of American citizens held captive abroad at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the Department of State.

Secretary Pompeo’s remarks will be open press coverage.

Preset times for video cameras and final access time for writers and still photographers is 3:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

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).

The Secretary’s remarks will be streamed live on

For further information, please contact the Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-2492 or

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