March 30, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MARCH 30, 2015


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on travel to Lausanne, Switzerland. He is accompanied by U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, National Security Council Senior Director for Iran, Iraq, and the Gulf States Robert Malley, Chief of Staff Jon Finer, and Acting Spokesperson Marie Harf. Please click here ‎for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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2:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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3:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

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

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

7:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom meets with Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs Caroline Atkinson and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Sarah Bloom Raskin, in Washington, D.C.
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3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom meets with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Global Operations Associate Director Carlos Torres, in Washington, D.C.
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UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY R. SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman is on travel to Lausanne, Switzerland, with the U.S. negotiating team for discussions with Iranian officials, in the context of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT CATHERINE NOVELLI

Under Secretary Novelli is on travel to Southeast Asia from March 27 through April 3. Under Secretary Novelli will lead the U.S. delegation to the 10th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Telecom Ministerial in Malaysia and will meet with governmental and private sector interlocutors in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia to amplify the economic aspects of the U.S. rebalance to Asia. Please click here for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli delivers keynote remarks at the opening ceremony of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum Workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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2:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli participates in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Telecommunications and Information (TEL) Ministerial meeting, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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3:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli participates in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Telecom Ministerial Dialogue with Industry Leaders, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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8:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli attends the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Telecom Ministerial working dinner, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

Counselor Shannon is on travel to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Port Au Prince, Haiti, from March 29 through 31, for official meetings. Please click here for more information.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL PETER SELFRIDGE

Ambassador Selfridge leads an Experience America trip to the San Francisco Bay Area with members of the Diplomatic Corps and their spouses from March 29 through April 2. Experience America trips build relationships, encourage business investment and trade, provide a forum for dialogue, and create opportunity for interchange between Chiefs of Diplomatic Mission and American leaders in a wide array of fields.

Media interested in attending contact Jessica Andrews andrewsjj@state.gov

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a farewell reception in honor of Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Eduardo Medina-Mora, at the Mexican Cultural Institute, in Washington, D.C.

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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

Assistant Secretary Rivkin is on travel to the Republic of Korea and Japan through April 8. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield is on travel to Abuja, Nigeria as the head of U.S. official diplomatic observation mission for the March 28 presidential and national assembly elections. Please click here for more information.

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

4:00 p.m. Ambassador Russell meets with Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations Office in Geneva Ambassador Amanda Ellis, at the Department of State.
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DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

2:00 p.m. Director McKean hosts an experts roundtable on “Countering Violent Extremism,” at the Department of State.
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