December 10, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
DECEMBER 10, 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.‎

10:45 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Brazilian Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:45 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Indian Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar, in Paris, France.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT BOTTOM)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Malaysian‎ Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry ‎ meets with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

Deputy Secretary Blinken is on travel in Kabul, Afghanistan. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

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

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on travel to Luanda, Angola for meetings on regional security, security cooperation, weapons removal and abatement, and arms control matters with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense. Please click here for more information.

8:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Gottemoeller meets with the representatives from the HALO Trust and the National Demining Authority to discuss humanitarian mine action and conventional weapons destruction, in Luanda, Angola.
(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

1:00 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

6:30 p.m. Counselor Shannon attends a reception in honor of Dr. Arturo Valenzuela, hosted by Spanish Ambassador to the U.S. Ramon Gil-Casares, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson joins the U.S. delegation to the Argentinian presidential inauguration, led by Secretary of Transportation Anthony Renard Foxx, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

1:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends a reception hosted by French Ambassador to the U.S. Gerard Araud, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANIEL RUSSEL

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Russel attends a reception celebrating Japan’s National Day and the Birthday of the Japanese Emperor, at the Japanese Ambassador’s Residence in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan delivers remarks at the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Mid-year Conference, in Washington, DC.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan delivers remarks at a Repatriation Ceremony for the Return of Chinese Antiquities, at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan delivers remarks on cultural heritage in peril at the U.S. National Committee of the International Council of Monuments and Sites 50th Anniversary Benefit Gala and World Heritage celebration, at the Organization of American States in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL ENVOY FOR SUDAN AND SOUTH SUDAN DON BOOTH

10:00 a.m. Special Envoy Booth delivers testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and takes questions on “Independent South Sudan – A Failure of Leadership,” on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SFRC)