Notice to the Press
Washington, DC
September 15, 2009


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will preside over the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) signing of a $540 million poverty reduction grant agreement, with the Republic of Senegal on Wednesday, September 16, at 11:45 a.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the U.S. Department of State. The compact will focus on road rehabilitation and food security initiatives in some of the poorest regions of Senegal. President Abdoulaye Wade, Minister of Foreign Affairs Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, and Minister of Economy and Finance Abdoulaye Diop will represent the Republic of Senegal.
The event is open press coverage.

Pre-set time for cameras is 11:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Final access time for Writers and stills is 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance

PRESS CONTACTS:

Media representatives wishing to attend this event should RSVP to http://www.mcc.gov/rsvp/senegalsigning by COB Tuesday, September 15, 2009. Provide full name, affiliation, citizenship, date of birth, and either a driver’s license including issuing state or passport number.
For more information contact Sarah Stevenson, Millennium Challenge Corporation,
(202) 521-3578
stevensons@mcc.gov
Office of Press Relations, U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-2492

Media representatives may attend this briefing 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 (driver’s license or passport).



PRN: 2009/914