December 18, 2013

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY


Secretary Kerry is on foreign travel to the Philippines. He is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Russel, Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Director McKean, and Vice Admiral Kurt Tidd, JCS. Please click here for more information.

10:45 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry tours a Department of Social Welfare and Development distribution center, in Tacloban, Philippines.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry visits a USAID-Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) Forward Operating Base and delivers remarks, in Tacloban, Philippines.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS


2:15 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

Administrator Shah is on foreign travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo from December 14 to 19. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA BISWAL

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Executive Director of the U.S.-Turkmenistan Business Council Eric Stewart, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN


Assistant Secretary Countryman participates in the Wilton Park Conference on the 2015 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review, in West Sussex, United Kingdom.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS WILLIAM CRAFT

6:00 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Craft attends the European Union (EU)-Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiators reception, hosted by the Trans-Atlantic Business Council, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with South Korean Director General for Latin America Jang Myung-soo, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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

Assistant Secretary Jones participates in the first meetings of U.S.-Colombia Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS DEAN PITTMAN

2:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman meets with the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Special Representative of the Secretary General on Afghanistan Jan Kubis, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman hosts a roundtable on the evolving role of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Post 2014 footprint as well as the coordinating role that UNAMA plays on humanitarian, development and refugee needs, with UNAMA Special Representative of the Secretary General on Afghanistan Jan Kubis, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

Assistant Secretary Richard is on foreign travel to Brussels, Belgium and Geneva, Switzerland.

9:45 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Richard attends a Principals’ Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria and Neighboring Countries, in Brussels, Belgium.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:30 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Richard meets with European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström, in Brussels, Belgium.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANNY RUSSEL

Assistant Secretary Russel accompanies Secretary Kerry on foreign travel to Vietnam and the Philippines.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR UZRA ZEYA

Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya is on foreign travel to Egypt. Please click here for more information.

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

7:00 a.m. Ambassador CdeBaca participates in a digital video conference with representatives of the Royal Thai Government, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

Director McKean accompanies Secretary Kerry on foreign travel.

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