September 22, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

8:45 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)
Press pre-set time for video cameras: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

9:15 a.m. Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the Joint Strategic and Commercial Dialogue Opening Plenary, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Press pre-set time for video cameras: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

10:15 a.m. Secretary Kerry participates in the Strategic Track Plenary Session, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry, Secretary Pritzker, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, and Indian Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman hold a Joint Press Conference, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Press pre-set time for video cameras: 11:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for still photographers and journalists: 11:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

1:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, at the White House
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

5:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr., at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

10:45 a.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken delivers remarks on the U.S.-China relationship at a 100,000 Strong Foundation meeting, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

6:40 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom delivers remarks on the occasion of the 96th Anniversary of the Restoration of Independence of Afghanistan, at the Afghanistan Embassy in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

12:10 p.m. Under Secretary Sewall delivers remarks, “Why Counterterrorism Needs Countering Violent Extremism: How Human Rights & Good Governance Help Prevent Terrorism,” at Columbia Law School in New York City. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel meets with Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Jalil Abbas Jilani, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

10:45 a.m. Counselor Shannon meets with Foreign Policy Advisor to the Commanding General of U.S. Special Operations Command Ambassador Brent Hardt, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends a working lunch with Export-Import Bank of the U.S. Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon meets with the Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends an event commemorating the 96th Anniversary of the Restoration of Independence of Afghanistan, at the Afghanistan Embassy in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL PETER SELFRIDGE

Ambassador Selfridge assists with the U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, at the Department of State.

4:00 p.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with the arrival of Pope Francis at Joint Base Andrews.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

Assistant Secretary Biswal participates in U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue meetings, in Washington, D.C.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with FleishmanHillard Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Business Development Cheryl Steele, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Noah Mamet and Argentine business leaders, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

4:00 p.m. Ambassador Russell attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

Director McKean participates in U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue meetings, in Washington, D.C.