September 23, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

9:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry joins President Obama for the arrival ceremony of Pope Francis, at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

9:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry joins President Obama for the guest book signing and receiving line of Pope Francis, at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

10:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry joins Vice President Biden’s meeting with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin, at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:15 p.m. Secretary Kerry attends Pope Francis’ Holy Mass, in Washington, D.C.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Heka Karzai, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

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

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL PETE SELFRIDGE

Ambassador Selfridge assists with the visit of Pope Francis, in Washington, D.C.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA DESAI BISWAL

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with European Union Special Representative for Central Asia Ambassador Peter Burian, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Bangladeshi Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Afghanistan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Karzai, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski meets with Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) Department of Foreign Affairs Deputy Head La Aung, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

9:15 a.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends an event at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)