Secretary Kerry To Host Afghan President Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah at Camp David

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 16, 2015


Secretary of State John Kerry will host Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, and key members of the Afghan Government at Camp David on Monday, March 23. They will discuss a range of issues including security, economic development, U.S. support for the Afghan-led reconciliation process.

Secretary Kerry will be joined by Cabinet-level officials including Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew, and others.

Following their meetings, Secretary Kerry and President Ghani, together with Chief Executive Abdullah and Defense Secretary Carter, will hold a press availability at Camp David.

The arrival ceremony of the officials at Camp David will be pooled press.

The press availability at 4:00 p.m. at Camp David will be open to confirmed RSVP’d press.

All media interested in covering the press availability at Camp David must RSVP to ThornburgMH@state.gov by Wednesday, March 18, 2015, with the following information:

Last Name

First Name

Middle Name

Date of Birth

Social Security Number

Citizenship

Country

Gender

City

State

Final access time for all press at Camp David for the press availability: 2:00 p.m. – directions will be provided at time of RSVP.

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).