Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 14, 2014


Secretary of State John Kerry will host the North American Ministerial with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade on Friday, January 17, at the Department of State.

The foreign ministers will discuss advancing North American prosperity, North America’s leadership on energy and climate change, international engagement, and citizen security.

Following the trilateral meeting, Secretary Kerry and his counterparts will hold a joint press availability.

The joint press availability and bilateral camera sprays will be open to the press.

Joint Press Availability in Ben Franklin Room Following Meeting:

Pre-set time for cameras is 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

Final access time for writers and stills is 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

Camera Spray in Treaty Room Preceding Secretary Kerry’s Bilateral Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Meade:

Pre-set and final access time is 9:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

Camera Spray in Treaty Room Preceding Secretary Kerry’s Bilateral Meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Baird:

Pre-set and final access time is 10:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

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). Please allow 15 minutes to process through security. For further information, please contact the Department of State Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-2492.