September 26, 2016


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on travel to Cartagena, Colombia. He is accompanied by Senator Ben Cardin, Representative Sam Farr, Representative Jim McGovern, Under Secretary For Political Affairs Tom Shannon, Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield, Assistant Secretary Bureau of Legislative Affairs Julia Frifield, Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Spokesperson John Kirby, Acting Assistant Secretary For Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte, Deputy Chief of Staff Tom Sullivan, Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Admiral Frank Pandolfe, and NSC Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs Director Mark Feierstein. Please click here for more information.

8:20 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with students who represent ‎former combatants, landmine victims and disadvantaged youth and who currently attend Escuela Taller‎, in Cartagena, Colombia.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE) ‎

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry participates in an Ecumenical Prayer Service, in Cartagena, Colombia.

(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry attends a working lunch hosted by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in Cartagena, Colombia.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

TBD LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in Cartagena, Colombia.

(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

5:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry attends the Peace Agreement Signing Ceremony between the Government of Colombia and the FARC, in Cartagena, Colombia.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Cartagena, Colombia.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

Deputy Secretary Blinken is on travel to Ankara, Turkey. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

12:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom delivers remarks at a luncheon for the Representatives of Key International Philanthropies Interested in Religion and Global Affairs, in Washington DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS TOM SHANNON

Under Secretary Shannon accompanies Secretary Kerry on travel to Colombia. Please click here for more information.

COUNSELOR KRISTIE KENNEY

9:30 a.m. Counselor Kenney delivers remarks at the Religion and Diplomacy Conference, at the Department of State.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS MARI CARMEN APONTE

Acting Assistant Secretary Aponte accompanies Secretary Kerry on travel to Colombia. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE C. RICHARD

1:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard participates in a panel discussion with the representatives of international philanthropies highlighting the value of coordinated action across policy in which religious actors are engaged, in Washington, DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with the Atlantic Council’s Director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Peter Schechter, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

Assistant Secretary Ryan travels to India and Nepal from September 26-30. Click here for more information.

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

7:00 a.m. Ambassador Russell delivers remarks at the AGOA Ministerial Forum breakfast on women and trade, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Ambassador Russell meets with Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls Natasha Stott Despoja, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)