DEPARTMENT OF STATE
OCTOBER 23, 2015
SECRETARY JOHN KERRY
Secretary Kerry is on travel to Vienna, Austria and Amman, Jordan. He is accompanied by Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson, Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Frank Lowenstein, Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, National Security Council Senior Director for the Levant, Israel, and Egypt Yael Lempert, National Council Senior Director for Iran, Iraq, Syria, and the Gulf States Jeff Prescott, Chief of Staff Jon Finer, and Spokesperson John Kirby. Please click here for more information.
9:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, in Vienna, Austria. (POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)
11:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in Vienna, Austria. (POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)
2:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, and Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu, in Vienna, Austria. (POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)
5:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry attends a Quartet Meeting, in Vienna, Austria. (POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)
DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN
4:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Blinken meets with European Commission Vice President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic, at the Department of State. (CLOSED PRESS)
DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM
10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom accepts a copy of credentials from incoming Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Ambassador-designate to the U.S. Haris Hrle, at the Department of State. (CLOSED PRESS)
UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, CATHERINE NOVELLI
11:15 a.m. Under Secretary delivers remarks at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Global Initiative Luncheon, in Washington, DC. (MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS SARAH SEWELL
Under Secretary Sewall is on travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Please click here for more information.
COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON
2:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends a meeting at the White House. (MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD
Ambassador Brownfield travels to Chicago, Illinois to advance the State Department’s partnership with local justice sector actors and publicly address the heroin crisis. Please click here for more information.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS VICTORIA NULAND
Assistant Secretary Nuland accompanies Secretary Kerry on travel to Berlin, Germany, and Vienna, Austria. Please click here for more information.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD
1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard delivers remarks on the current refugee crisis and its effect on Syrian children, at Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Please click here for more information. (OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
COORDINATOR OF THE BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS MACON PHILLIPS
Coordinator Phillips is on travel to Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town, South Africa. Please click here for more information.
DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN
3:00 p.m. Director McKean meets with Brazilian Policy Planning Director Lyrio, at the Department of State. (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)