May 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MAY 8, 2015


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on travel to Paris, France. He is accompanied by U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, Treasury Acting Under Secretary Adam Szubin, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Asian Affairs Anne Patterson, 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 meets with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, in Paris, France.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

10:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry lays a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier, in Paris, France.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry attends French President Francois Hollande's ceremony for the Victory in Europe Day’s 70th anniversary, in Paris, France.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Gulf Cooperation Council Foreign Ministers, in Paris, France.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

4:50 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry holds a press availability, in Paris, France.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

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

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

1:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom accepts credentials from Brazilian Ambassador-designate to the U.S. Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom accepts credentials from Tunisian Ambassador-designate to the U.S. Faysal Gouia, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom meets with American Academy of Diplomacy President Ambassador Ronald Neumann, American Academy of Diplomacy Senior Vice President for International Relations Ambassador Thomas Pickering, and American Academy of Diplomacy Chairman of the Advisory Group Ambassador Thomas Boyatt, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY R. SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman accompanies Secretary Kerry on travel to Paris, France for a meeting with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Foreign Ministers.

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

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli delivers opening remarks at the Presidential Task Force on Combating Wildlife Trafficking meeting, at the Department of Justice.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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 at the United Nations, in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a lunch hosted by the Canadian Embassy and viewing party of historic aircraft flying over Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the World War II Allied Victory in Europe (VE Day).
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson accompanies Deputy Secretary Higginbottom at the credentialing ceremony of Brazilian Ambassador-designate to the U.S. Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Flo-Sun, Inc Founder Andres Fanjul, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL ENVOY AND COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AFFAIRS AMOS HOCHSTEIN

9:30 a.m. LOCAL Special Envoy Hochstein meets with Greek Environment and Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis, in Athens, Greece.

10:30 a.m. LOCAL Special Envoy Hochstein meets with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, in Athens, Greece.

11:30 a.m. LOCAL Special Envoy Hochstein meets with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in Athens, Greece.

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.