Secretary John Kerry and Secretary Ash Carter to Co-Host the 2015 Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) Consultations with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne in Boston, Massachusetts

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 9, 2015


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will co-host the 2015 Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) consultations with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne on Monday, October 12, and Tuesday, October 13, in Boston, Mass.

On Tuesday, October 13, Secretary Kerry, Secretary Carter, Foreign Minister Bishop, and Defense Minister Payne will participate in AUSMIN consultations, at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. The camera spray preceding the first meeting at 8:15 a.m. is open to the press.

Pre-set time for still photographers and video cameras: 7:30 a.m. at the Boston Public Library Entrance on Dartmouth Street.

Final access time for journalists: 7:45 a.m. at the Boston Public Library Entrance on Dartmouth Street.

Following the consultations, Secretary Kerry, Secretary Carter, and their counterparts will hold a joint press availability at 2:30 p.m. at the Revere Hotel, located at 200 Stuart St., Boston, Mass.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 1:45 p.m. at the Revere Hotel

Final access for journalists and still photographers: 2:00 p.m. at the Revere Hotel.

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Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification (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, please contact the Press Office at 202-647-2492..