April 16, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
APRIL 16, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

11:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Kazakhstani Prime Minister Karim Masimov, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki and Republic of Korea Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken holds a press availability with Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki and Republic of Korea Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 2:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

Final access time for writers and still photographers: 3:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.


DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom meets with Belgium Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom meets with Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom delivers keynote remarks at a U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Dinner, in Washington, D.C.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman is on travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on travel from April 9 to 17. Please click here for more information.

Under Secretary Gottemoeller meets with various counterparts, including those from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense in Vilnius, Lithuania.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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

8:00 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with Sri Lankan Finance Minister Ravi Karunayake, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli opens the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Bloomberg Conference, at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:15 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) President Suma Chakrabarti, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with Jordanian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) Imad Fakhouri, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with Standard Chartered Bank CEO Peter Sands, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:45 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, in Washington, D.C.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with Czech Republic First Deputy Prime Minister for the Economics and Minister of Finance Andrej Babis, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with Tunisian Minister of Finance Slim Chaker, Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation Yassine Brahim, and Central Bank Governor Chadli Ayari, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with African Development Bank (AFDB) President Donald Kaberuka, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:15 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with Nigerian Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, at the World Bank.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

Under Secretary Stengel is on travel to Singapore from April 16 through April 17. Please click here for more information.


COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

11:00 a.m. Counselor Shannon attends Secretary Kerry’s meeting with Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Masimov, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends a working lunch with President of American Academy of Diplomacy Ambassador Ronald Neumann, in Washington, D.C.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS SHEBA CROCKER

5:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Crocker attends a reception honoring outgoing UN Under-Secretary and Emergency Relief Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos, at the UN Foundation in Washington, D.C.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Crocker attends a dinner for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Jamaican Finance Minister Peter Phillips, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS VICTORIA NULAND

Assistant Secretary Nuland is on travel to Warsaw, Poland, and Istanbul, Turkey from April 14 through

April 17. Please click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan delivers remarks at American University’s Dean’s Discussions Series, in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield is on travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from April 14 through April 18.


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

1:30 p.m. Ambassador Russell meets with Gates Foundation President of Global Policy, Advocacy, and Country Programs Mark Suzman, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Ambassador Russell meets with Chilean Vice Minister of Economy Katia Trusich, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


OFFICE OF GLOBAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE-STEPHEN RAPP

Ambassador Rapp is on travel to the United Kingdom to deliver remarks on diplomacy and international justice at Oxford University’s All Souls College as part of the “Project on Law and Diplomacy.”


DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

Director McKean is on travel to Paris, France. Please click here for more information.