Deputy Secretary Blinken to Deliver Remarks at a Reception on the Occasion of the 45th OAS General Assembly

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 12, 2015


Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will deliver brief remarks at a reception held on the occasion of the Forty-Fifth Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Monday, June 15, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room. The Deputy Secretary’s remarks will be livestreamed at 2009-2017.state.gov.

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro Lemes and Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson will also participate in the reception.

Deputy Secretary Blinken will lead the U.S. delegation to the OAS General Assembly. The General Assembly will take place in Washington, D.C., June 15-16, at OAS headquarters with the theme of “The Present and Future of the OAS,” and will be the first under the leadership of Secretary General Almagro, who assumed office on May 26.

The opening remarks at this reception are open to the press.

Pre-set time for video cameras is 6:00 p.m. from the C Street entrance.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 6:30 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.

PRESS CONTACTS:

U.S. Department of State

Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

Whapress@state.gov

(202) 647-0842

U.S. Department of State

Office of Press Relations

(202) 647-2492

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 or passport). Please allow adequate time to process through security.