Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 4, 2009


First Series Will Be Focused on the Issues and Challenges of U.S. Relations with Latin America

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks at the first conference in the Diplomacy Briefing Series on Friday, December 11 at 9:30 a.m. in the George C. Marshall Conference Center at the Department of State.

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela will conduct a Special Press Briefing following the conclusion of the conference at approximately 11:30 a.m.

The conference will be open to press coverage.

Pre-set time for cameras: 8:15 a.m. from 21st Street Entrance.
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 9:00 a.m. from 21st Street Entrance.

The Special Press Briefing by Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela will be on-camera, on the record in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State.

Media representatives without State Department Credentials who are interested in attending the briefing should RSVP to ribeiro-yemofioyy@state.gov. They must attend the morning conference and will be escorted to the Press Briefing Room after the conference concludes.

PRESS CONTACTS:

Office of Regional Media Outreach
U.S. Department of State
Yvonne Ribeiro-Yemofio
(202) 647-3448
ribeiro-yemofioyy@state.gov

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



PRN: 2009/1233