Notice to the Press
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 19, 2009


A senior U.S. Agency for International Development and a U.S. Department of State official will brief reporters on background on U.S. humanitarian assistance to Pakistan. This off-camera press briefing will take place in the Public Affairs Briefing Room (Room 2209) at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2009.

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.

Attendees who do not have a State Department building pass will enter through the 23rd Street lobby before 1:45 p.m.

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



PRN: 2009/477