Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 11, 2010


Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson and Ertharin Cousin Ambassador US Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome will brief reporters on the record about U.S. policy in Somalia. This press briefing will take place in the Press Briefing Room 2209 at 12:00 noon on Friday, March 12, 2010.

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.


PRESS CONTACTS:
Russell Brooks
Bureau of African Affairs
(202) 647-0759

Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492



PRN: 2010/291