Notice to the Press
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 26, 2009


A Senior State Department Official will brief reporters on background on U.S. assistance to the Somalia Transitional Federal Government. This press backgrounder will take place in the Public Affairs Conference Room (Room 2208) at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 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 should enter through the 23rd Street lobby before 3:45 p.m.



PRN: 2009/646