April 20, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

9:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

1:45 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 1:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

7:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies Dinner, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with Vietnamese Politburo Member Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING USAID ADMINISTRATOR AL LENHARDT

Acting Administrator Lenhardt is on travel to Bogota, Colombia.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.

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

10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with Executive Director of USAID Global Development Lab Ann Mei, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with Australian Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with CEO of Aeolus Kenya Ltd. Richard Herbert and General Counsel Christopher Schulten, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:45 a.m. Under Secretary Sewall meets with Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sewall meets with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

4:30 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends the swearing-in ceremony of Mark Lopes to be the 16th U.S. Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank, at the U.S. Department of Treasury.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL PETER SELFRIDGE

3:30 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge hosts a Diplomatic Partnerships Division Cultural Exchange Program with the Embassy of Japan, at the Japan Information and Culture Center. He is joined by wife of the Ambassador of Japan Mrs. Nobuko Sasae, as well as local Japanese children and students from local elementary schools.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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6:30 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies Dinner, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS SHEBA CROCKER

Assistant Secretary Crocker is on travel to Geneva, Switzerland and Copenhagen, Denmark from April 20 through April 24. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

4:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson delivers remarks at the swearing-in ceremony of Mark Lopes to be the 16th U.S. Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank, at the U.S. Department of Treasury.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson delivers remarks at the opening reception for the 45th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas, at the Mexican Cultural Institute.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a Council on the Americas dinner hosted by Peruvian Ambassador to the U.S. Luis Miguel Castilla, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRTARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS VICTORIA NULAND

9:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Nuland joins Secretary Kerry’s meeting with Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Nuland and Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati sign a joint Declaration of U.S.-Albania Strategic Partnership, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS MACON PHILLIPS

Coordinator Phillips is on travel to India from April 20 to 30. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

11:30 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, in Los Angeles, CA.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin tours Pelican Products' headquarters and meets with company executives, in Torrance, CA.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:45 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin participates in a roundtable discussion with local business representatives, in Torrance, CA.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANNY RUSSEL

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Russel delivers remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations program, “U.S. Rebalance to Asia Symposium: Perspectives on the Rebalance,” in New York City. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield meets with UNHCR High Commissioner António Guterres, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield delivers remarks to the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs, in Baltimore, MD.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

12:00 p.m. Ambassador Russell meets with International Development Law Organization Director-General Irene Khan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Ambassador Russell participates in a CSIS-Schieffer Series Dialogue on advancing global gender equality, at CSIS in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on travel to Pristina, Kosovo where he will meet with U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Tracey Jacobson, as well as senior Kosovo government officials, to stress the importance of taking necessary steps to establish the special tribunal of Kosovo to judge cases arising from the work of the EU Special Investigative Task Force.