May 6, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MAY 6, 2015
 

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on travel to Djibouti, Djibouti, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is accompanied by Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall, Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Michelle Bond, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield, NSC Senior Director for African Affairs Grant Harris, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Catherine Wiesner, Chief of Staff Jon Finer, Acting Spokesperson Marie Harf, and Vice Admiral Kurt Tidd, JCS. Please click here for more information.

9:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry tours the Salman Mosque and talks with a group of young Djiboutian leaders, in Djibouti, Djibouti.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh, in Djibouti, Djibouti.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

11:40 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry participates in a joint press availability with Djiboutian Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, in Djibouti, Djibouti.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry visits the Consular section of the U.S. Embassy to thank consular officers for their hard work and meet with American citizens and their families who’ve come there from Yemen and are receiving consular services, in Djibouti, Djibouti.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with the staff and families of Embassy Djibouti, in Djibouti, Djibouti.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry tours Camp Lemonnier and meets with U.S. troops, in Djibouti, Djibouti.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Nayef, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

1:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with Israeli Ministry of Defense Director of Political-Military Affairs Amos Gilad, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with Kurdistan Region of Iraq President Masoud Barzani, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

8:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom delivers remarks at a Small Business Networking event, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom attends the 2015 Sammies Finalist Luncheon in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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 CATHERINE NOVELLI

Under Secretary Novelli is on travel to San Francisco, California from May 4 to 7 for consultations with Tech leaders, to address the local business community, and conduct environmental meetings. Please click here for more information.

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli visits the offices of Tesla, in Fremont, California.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli meets with venture capitalists, at Silver Lake in Menlo Park, California.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli visits the offices of Google, in Mountainview, California.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli visits the offices of Facebook, in Menlo Park, California.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

Counselor Shannon is on travel to Riviera Maya, Mexico from May 6 through May 8, to participate in the World Economic Forum on Latin America.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION THOMAS COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman attends the 2015 NPT Review Conference through May 8 at the UN in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS SHEBA CROCKER

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Crocker meets with Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs State Secretary for Political Affairs Annika Soder, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Crocker participates in a meeting with the Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Crocker testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee meeting on “How to improve efficiency and effectiveness at the United Nations and other international organizations” on Capitol Hill. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS, INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS JUDITH GARBER

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Garber testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee meeting on “How to improve efficiency and effectiveness at the United Nations and other international organizations” on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a dinner with Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs State Secretary for Political Affairs Annika Soder, at the Swedish Ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Assistant Secretary Malinowski is on travel to Hanoi, Vietnam to attend the Human Rights Dialogue.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin delivers keynote remarks at the Bioeconomy and Climate Change Forum, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with Chair of the Aspen Institute’s Middle East Programs Toni Verstandig, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL MILITARY AFFAIRS PUNEET TALWAR

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Talwar meets with the Governor of Kirkuk Dr. Najmaldin Karim, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Talwar meets with I Israeli Ministry of Defense Director of Political-Military Affairs Amos Gilad, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:30 a.m. Ambassador Russell attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

Director McKean is on travel to El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama from May 4 through May 8. Please click here for more information.