Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 12, 2009


Assistant Secretary Shannon will provide a brief preview of President Obama’s meeting with Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva at the top of the March 13, 2009 State Department Daily Press Briefing. The two Presidents will meet at the White House on March 14, 2009.

The briefing will be pool press coverage for cameras and open for writers and still photographers.

Final access time for writers and stills: 11:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

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 10 minutes prior to the briefing.

PRESS CONTACTS:
Heide Bronke Fulton
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Press Office,
U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-0842
whapress@state.gov

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

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PRN: 2009/196 (Revised)