March 31, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MARCH 31, 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.

7:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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7:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, 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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10:30 a.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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11:45 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

3:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken delivers remarks on U.S. policy in Central Asia, at the Brookings Institution, in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.
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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 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 PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

12:30 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel meets with French Ambassador to the U.S. Gerard Araud, in Washington D.C.
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UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT CATHERINE NOVELLI

9:45 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli meets with Chairman of the Malaysia Chapter of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Advisory Council Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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2:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli meets with Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Hiswani Harun and Chief Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiator Jayasiri (Jaya) Jayasena, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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4:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli meets with Malaysia Ministry of Finance Secretary General Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Irwan, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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4:40 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli meets with Malaysia Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) Executive Leadership, 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 PRTOCOL 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 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 POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

Assistant Secretary Richard accompanies U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on travel to Kuwait to attend the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield is on travel to Abuja, Nigeria as the head of the 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

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Russell meets with U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council Executive Director S. Najlaa Abdus-Samad and U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council Vice Chair Dr. Phyllis Magrab, at the Department of State.
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