December 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
DECEMBER 8, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on travel to Paris, France, to attend the 21st UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP21). He is accompanied by Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern, Senior Advisor to the President Brian Deese, Chief of Staff Jon Finer, and Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner. Please click here for more information.

8:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry attends a UN Foundation Breakfast on Oceans, in Paris, France.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

12:45 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Egyptian Environmental Minister Khlaed Fahmy, in Paris, France.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry attends the Caring for Climate Business Forum, in Paris, France.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in Paris, France.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

4:10 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Chinese Special Envoy on Climate Change Xie Zhwnhua, in Paris, France. 

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE) 

5:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga,  Tuvalu Foreign Minister Taukelina Finikaso, Angolan Minister of Environment Maria de Fatima Jardim, Solomon Islands Minister of Environment Samuel Manetoali, and former Timor Leste President Dr. Jose Ramos Horta, in Paris, France. 

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE) 

 

7:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry attends a UN Foundation Dinner, in Paris, France.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

Deputy Secretary Blinken is on travel to New Delhi, India and Islamabad, Pakistan. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

9:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom attends the 2015 Best Places to Work Rankings Award breakfast, at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on travel to Nairobi, Kenya to discuss the cooperative security relationship, regional security matters, and peacekeeping efforts with counterparts from the Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs, as well as Members of the Kenyan Parliament. Please click here for more information.

4:15 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Gottemoeller leads a discussion on regional security, at the University of Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Under Secretary Sewall is on travel to Indonesia December 7-12. Please click here for more information.

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

Counselor Shannon is on travel to Vienna, Austria to lead the U.S. delegation to a Joint Commission meeting under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iran’s nuclear program. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

Assistant Secretary Biswal accompanies Deputy Secretary Blinken on travel to New Delhi, India. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS & LABOR TOM MALINOWSKI

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANIEL RUSSEL

3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Russel meets with senior officials from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) Ministry of Foreign Affairs ASEAN Department, to discuss Laos’ 2016 chairmanship of ASEAN, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

Assistant Secretary Ryan is on travel to Paris and Kyiv. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield meets with Democratic Republic of Congo Ambassador to the U.S. Francois Nkuna Balumuene, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)