Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 29, 2009


Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Tom Shannon, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Craig Kelly, and White House Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs Dan Restrepo will brief the press by digital video conference (DVC) from Honduras on Thursday, October 29 at 12:00 noon (Spanish language version) and 12:30 p.m.(English language version) EDT in the Carl T. Rowan Press Briefing Room of the Department of State.

The U.S. delegation will brief the press on their visit to Honduras and answer questions from members of the press in both Tegucigalpa and Washington, DC. The U.S. delegation is in Honduras to meet with representatives from both sides and to discuss strategies to move the Guaymuras process forward.

This event is open to the press.

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 be in the press briefing room 15 minutes prior to the scheduled event.


PRESS CONTACTS:

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

Darla A. Jordan
U.S. Department of State
(202) 531-5678
JordanDA@state.gov




PRN: 2009/1081