The U.S. Department of State will host an MOU signing ceremony with Portugal at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019, in the Treaty Room. The ceremony will commemorate the launch of a 12-month pilot program between both nations that will provide structured and guided training for young American and Portuguese people interested in learning about innovation and organizational growth and development.

Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce and Portuguese Ambassador to the United States Domingos Fezas Vital will provide brief remarks before signing the MOU.

The event is open to the press. Pre-set time for video cameras is 2:15 pm from the 23rd Street entrance. Final access time for writers and stills is 2:30 pm from the 23rd Street entrance.

Media representatives may attend through an RSVP no later than February 11 at 10:00 a.m. to The day of the event, participants are asked to please provide 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 further information, please contact

U.S. Department of State

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