Notice to the Press
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 25, 2009


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner will be joined by Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Vice Premier Wang Qishan in joint closing statements and U.S. and China press conferences on July 28, 2009, at 4:45 p.m., Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 17th St. and Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.

The closing statements and press conference will bring the first joint meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue to a close.

The Dialogue will focus on addressing the challenges and opportunities that both countries face on a wide range of bilateral, regional and global areas of immediate and long-term strategic and economic interests. This first meeting of the Dialogue will also set the stage for intensive, ongoing future bilateral cooperative mechanisms.

RSVP’S FOR THIS EVENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY 2 P.M. TODAY, JULY 25, 2009.

No exceptions will be made.

Due to extremely limited space, credentials for these events will be issued on a first-come first-served basis for writers and still photographers. Access will be pooled for television.


To apply for press credentials email JensenHJ@state.gov.


**Important**

You must provide your first and last name, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, News Organization, and Position. This is for security purposes only. Once this information has been submitted to Security it will be destroyed. The State Department Press Office does not keep a record of personal information. Access times and information will be provided once you have been confirmed.

PRESS CONTACT:

Office of Press Relations

U.S. Department of State

(202) 647-2492

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