Secretary Kerry To Deliver Remarks at India: 2020 Launch Event at the Center for American Progress

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 26, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver a speech at a launch event inaugurating the Center for American Progress’ India: 2020 program at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 28, at the Center for American Progress (CAP).

The Secretary will underscore the shared prosperity, democratic values, and security that a strong U.S.-India partnership brings to Asia and to the global order. He will also emphasize how the United States and India can work in close partnership to improve growth, investment, and opportunity across the Indo-Pacific region by spearheading regional economic connectivity.

India: 2020 is a new initiative at the Center for American Progress focused on elevating key foreign policy debates in South Asia and developing innovative ideas for further enhancing the global strategic partnership of the world’s oldest and largest democracies.

Secretary Kerry’s remarks will be open to the press.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 11:30 a.m. from 1333 H Street entrance
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:15 p.m. from 1333 H Street entrance

The remarks will be streamed live on Follow @StateDept, @StateDeptLive, @JohnKerry, and @Amprog for tweets from the event using the hashtag #USIndia2020.

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).

For further information from the Department of State, please contact the Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-2492.