January 9, 2013

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the management team, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a flag ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney, at the Department of State.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED)

11:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:15 a.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with Assistant Secretary Campbell, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:50 a.m.
Secretary Clinton speaks with Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

A.M.
Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks to a group of University of Denver students in Denver, Colorado.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

2:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Afghan Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal and Dr. Ashraf Ghani, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:15 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with U.S. Ambassador to Greece Daniel Smith, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Egyptian Ambassador to the U.S. Mohamed Tawfik, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

5:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Colombian Presidential Senior Advisor Catalina Crane, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

10:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine attends the Tourism Policy Council Working Group meeting, at the Department of Commerce.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with representatives from Teach for All, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine delivers remarks at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy’s Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS MARIA OTERO


Under Secretary Otero is on foreign travel to Chile, Peru, and Uruguay through January 19 to meet with government officials and civil society representatives on a range of issues, including on human rights, TIP, social inclusion, youth engagement, democracy promotion, and counternarcotics efforts. In Santiago, Chile, she participates in the Second Regional Latin America Conference of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), organized by the Government of Chile, and delivers keynote remarks at a Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Day of Action. In Montevideo, Uruguay, she attends the soft launch of Embassy Montevideo’s Youth Council.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall accepts the credentials of Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Kazakhstan, His Excellency Kairat Umarov, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m. Ambassador Marshall accepts the credentials of Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Paraguay, His Excellency Fernando Pfannl, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Ambassador of Mauritania to the U.S. Mohamed Lemine El Haycen to discuss economic projects in Mauritania, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Olexander Motsyk to discuss Ukranian economic issues, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON


Assistant Secretary Gordon is on foreign travel to the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Please click here for more information.

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

Assistant Secretary Jones is in on foreign travel in Santiago, Chile through January 10 to lead the U.S. delegation and co-chair the sixth meeting of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement’s Environmental Affairs Council and the fourth meeting of the U.S.-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Assistant Secretary Jones will also meet with the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce, local NGOs, and senior officials from the Chilean Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Please click here for more information.

9:30 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones attends the sixth meeting of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement’s Environmental Affairs Council and fourth meeting of the U.S.-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement, in Santiago, Chile.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones attends a working luncheon with officials from the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Relations, in Santiago, Chile.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones participates in the public session of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement’s Environmental Affairs Council and fourth meeting of the U.S.-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement in Santiago, Chile.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

Coordinator McCall is on foreign travel to Manila, the Philippines through January 10.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Organizations Division Affairs Deputy Director General Ambassador Aharon Leshno-Yaar, and Head of the Political Department Ran Gidor, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

2:30 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer joins Deputy Secretary Nides for a meeting with Afghan Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal and Dr. Ashraf Ghani, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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