March 5, 2013

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on foreign travel to Abu Dhabi, UAE and Doha, Qatar. Secretary Kerry is accompanied by Ambassador Marshall, Assistant Secretary Gordon and Acting Assistant Secretary Jones. Please click here for more information.

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with the staff and families of Mission UAE, in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, in Doha, Qatar.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

5:40 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry holds joint press availability with Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, in Doha, Qatar.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

6:15 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with the Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, in Doha, Qatar.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

7:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with the Qatari Heir Apparent Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, in Doha, Qatar.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Kazakhstan Ambassador to the U.S. Kairat Umarov, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Zeljko Komsic, Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Lyudmila Alekseyeva, co-founder and Chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:45p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Army Vice Chief of Staff General Lloyd Austin III, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Iraq National Security Advisor Faleh Fayyad, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH


Administrator Shah is on foreign travel in Mumbai, India from March 5 through 8. While in Mumbai, Administrator Shah will announce significant new programs and partnerships that will reduce preventable child deaths. He will also meet with senior government officials, members of India’s private sector and representatives from civil society and deliver keynote remarks at the Indian Philanthropy Forum and the Asia Society. For more information please contact USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

7:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman attends a dinner hosted by Ambassador of Morocco to the U.S. and Mrs. Rachad Bouhlal, at the Ambassador’s residence.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel to London from March 4 through 6 to participate in the G8 FASS/Sherpa Meetings.

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller chairs the new NATO Arms Control Committee, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

Ambassador Marshall accompanies Secretary Kerry on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton attends a meeting at the White House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Barton meets with General Austin, Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, at the Pentagon.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Barton meets with Derek Chollet, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, at the Pentagon.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with French Deputy Chief of Mission Frédéric Doré, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with Israeli Ambassador Jeremy Issacharoff, Deputy Director General for Strategic Affairs at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL GORDON


Assistant Secretary Gordon accompanies Secretary Kerry on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Professor James L. Cavallaro, Professor of Law, founding director of Stanford Law School’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic as well as the Stanford Human Rights Center, and U.S. candidate to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS)

5:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Kate Smith, Director of the Americas in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS)

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

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with a group of county commissioners from Montana, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Lithuanian Environmental Minister Valentinas Mazuronis, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner attends an event in honor of Professor Robert Pastor, at the American University’s School of International Service, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST).

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

3:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Ambassador Ford and Dr. Ghadbian, Syrian Opposition Council Representativ, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Belgian Ambassador to the U.S. Jan Matthysen, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA

3:00 p.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Congresswoman Kay Granger, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Goosby attends the Twentieth Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), in Atlanta, GA.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES SHARON WIENER

Acting Ambassador Wiener is on travel to New York City to serve as Deputy Head of the U.S. Delegation to the 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), participate in side events related to this year’s theme on the importance of addressing violence against women and girls, at USUN headquarters, and hold bilateral meetings with members of other delegations. Please click here for more information.

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