Special Briefing on the 2011 U.S. - Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation (AGOA) Forum

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 1, 2011

The State Department will host a special press briefing on the AGOA Forum on Wednesday, June 1 at 2:00 pm in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State.

Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Johnnie Carson, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis, and Vice-President for Compact Implementation for the Millennium Challenge Corporation Patrick C. Fine will participate in this on-the-record, on camera briefing.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport). Press should allow adequate time to process through security and to be in the briefing room at least 10 minutes prior to the briefing.

Attendees who do not have a State Department building pass should enter through the 23rd Street lobby before 1:30 pm.

Marissa Rollens
Bureau of African Affairs
U.S. Department of State
(202) 663-0531

Office of Press Relations
U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-2492

PRN: 2011/868