January 30, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
JANUARY 30, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on travel to Boston, Massachusetts, to host the North American Foreign Ministers’ trilateral meeting. He is accompanied by Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson, Deputy Chief of Staff Jon Finer, and Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf. Please click here for more information.

6:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry hosts Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade for dinner, in Boston, Massachusetts.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom attends meetings and briefings at the Department of State.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman is on travel to China, Korea, and Japan from January 26 to 31 for meetings with government officials and non-governmental experts to advance relationships in these countries.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on travel from January 20th to February 9th. Please click here for more information.

On Friday, Under Secretary Gottemoeller leads the U.S. delegation at the U.S.-ROK Disarmament and Nonproliferation Consultation in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS SARAH SEWALL

10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Sewall meets with Colombian Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzon Bueno, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Under Secretary Sewall meets with U.S. Ambassador-designate to Macedonia Jess Baily, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

Counselor Shannon is on travel to Pakse, Laos, Hanoi, Vietnam, and United States Pacific Command (PACOM) from January 30 through February 7. Counselor Shannon will be accompanied by Senior Advisor to the Secretary Ambassador David Thorne to lead the U.S. delegation to the Extraordinary Meeting of the Friends of the Lower Mekong in Pakse, Laos on February 2. On February 3, Counselor Shannon and Ambassador Thorne will travel to Vietnam to discuss U.S.-Vietnam priorities. At PACOM,Counselor Shannon will consult with military leaders on issues in the East Pacific region.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR PETE SELFRIDGE

10:30 a.m. Ambassador Selfridge hosts a farewell reception for the Ambassador of the Republic of Peru to the U.S. Harold Winston Forsyth, at Blair House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

Ambassador Selfridge assists with Secretary Kerry’s ministerial meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and the Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade, in Boston, Massachusetts.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION THOMAS COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman is on travel with Under Secretary Gottemoeller through February 2 to attend the U.S.-ROK Disarmament and Nonproliferation Consultation in Seoul, Republic of Korea and at the U.S.-China Security Dialogue in Beijing, China.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

Assistant Secretary Jacobson accompanies Secretary Kerry to the North American Ministerial in Boston, Massachusetts. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR TOM MALINOWSKI

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with Director General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport Joao Aguiar Machado, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin officiates the swearing-in ceremony of U.S. Ambassador-designate to Brunei Darussalam Craig Allen, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANIEL RUSSEL

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Russel meets with New Zealand Ambassador to the U.S. Mike Moore, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield is on travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from January 23 through February 2 to attend the African Union’s (AU) Twenty-Fourth Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union and for meetings with government officials to discuss the range of issues and challenges in Africa today. Please click here for more information.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES CATHERINE RUSSELL

3:00 p.m. Ambassador Russell meets with U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)