Press Statement
Washington, DC
May 1, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel. Secretary Clinton is accompanied by Deputy Secretary Burns, Under Secretary Hormats, Under Secretary Sonenshine, Ambassador Marshall, Assistant Secretary Campbell, Assistant Secretary Posner, Assistant Secretary Stock, Ambassador Verveer, Special Representative Balderston, Special Representative Lewis, Coordinator Painter, Special Envoy Pascual, Special Envoy Stern, Special Envoy Princeton Lyman, Spokesperson Nuland, Director Sullivan, VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS, and White House Senior Director for Asian Affairs Dan Russel. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel in China through May 3 for the 2nd U.S.-China Strategic Security Dialogue (SSD) and the 4th annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED). Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

7:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN


Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel through May 4.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT ROBERT HORMATS

Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel in Beijing, China to participate in the 4th annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED). Please click here for more information.

5:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in the U.S.-China Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) with Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in the JCM Signing Ceremony and Innovation Dialogue, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE


Under Secretary Sonenshine is on foreign travel in Beijing, China to lead the U.S. delegation to the 3rd annual U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE). Please click here for more information.

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel to Ankara, Turkey and Vienna, Austria through May 4 to meet with counterparts and discuss conventional and nuclear arms control issues.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

Ambassador Marshall accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel in Beijing, China. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton meets with the Australian Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Graham Fletcher, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Barton meets with representatives from the Swiss Embassy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER


5:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends a reception in honor of Israeli Independence Day, hosted by the Israeli Embassy, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel in Afghanistan to meet with senior government officials.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends a briefing with representatives from DuPont on food and economic security, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON


12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Canadian Assistant Deputy Minister for the Americas Jon Allen, in Washington.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with U.S. Science Envoys Rita Colwell, Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, and Dr. Alice Gast, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones delivers keynote remarks on water issues at a meeting of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), in Bethesda, Maryland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with executives of the Washington International Business Council (IBC), in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

Coordinator McCall meets with media industry executives in New York City to discuss social media trends and media consumption behavior in today’s changing media environment.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

Assistant Secretary Richard is on foreign travel to Switzerland, Iraq, and Jordan through May 10. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with Kenyan Assistant Minister of State for Defense Major General (Retired) J K Nkaissery, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

Assistant Secretary Stock is on foreign travel in Beijing, China to participate in the 3rd annual U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE). Please click here for more information.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

10:30 a.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Indonesian Commissioner General (Police) Gories Mere, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin attends a reception in honor of Israeli Independence Day, hosted by the Israeli Embassy, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND U.S. GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

3:00 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with House Foreign Affairs Committee staff members to provide an update on PEPFAR’s progress, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m. Ambassador Goosby meets with staff from Senator Marco Rubio’s office to provide an update on PEPFAR progress, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel in Beijing, China through May 5 to attend the 4th annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and 3rd annual U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), where she will convene the 4th annual US-China Women’s Leadership and Exchange Dialogue. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel in Beijing, China to participate in the U.S.-China Joint Commission Meeting and present on the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in Beijing, China to attend the 4th annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED). Please click here for more information.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

Director Sullivan accompanies the Secretary on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:30 p.m. Daily Press Briefing with Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner

[This is a mobile copy of Public Schedule for May 1, 2012]