Public Schedule Public Schedule: Public Schedule: March 2, 2018

March 2, 2018


 *** PLEASE NOTE THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE IS CLOSED FRIDAY, MARCH 2 DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AND ALL EVENTS ARE CANCELED.*** 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
March 2, 2018

SECRETARY REX TILLERSON

Secretary Tillerson has no public appointments.

DEPUTY SECRETARY JOHN SULLIVAN

9:30 a.m.Deputy Secretary Sullivan delivers opening remarks at a Sports Diplomacy event with the U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Final access time for writers and stills is 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street NW entrance. Due to limited space for cameras, please rsvp to eca-press@state.gov if you plan to cover this event with a camera to receive a preset time.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR MARK GREEN

9:00 a.m. Administrator Green meets with United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund Executive Director Henrietta Fore, at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS THOMAS SHANNON

Under Secretary Shannon is on travel to Ecuador, Colombia, and Chile from February 25 – March 3. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY & PUBLIC AFFAIRS I. STEVEN GOLDSTEIN

9:30 a.m. Under Secretary Goldstein delivers opening remarks at a Sports Diplomacy event with the U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Final access time for writers and stills is 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street NW entrance. Due to limited space for cameras, please rsvp to eca-press@state.gov if you plan to cover this event with a camera to receive a preset time.

3:45 p.m. Under Secretary Goldstein delivers remarks at an Information Session on the U.S. National Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, in New York, New York.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS SUSAN THORNTON

9:30 a.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton participates in the Deputy Secretary’s meeting with the U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, at the Departmentof State

4:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton meets with Korean Ambassador to the United States Cho Yoon-je, at the Departmentof State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS MOLLY PHEE

Acting Assistant Secretary Phee is on travel to Geneva, Switzerland from February 26 – March 2. Please click here more information.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFAIRS JENNIFER ZIMDAHL GALT

Acting Assistant Secretary Galt is on travel to Colombia from February 28 – March 3, where she will participate in the United States-Colombia High Level Dialogue and meet with State Department exchange participants and alumni. Please click here for more information.

PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS FRANCISCO PALMIERI

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Palmieri accompanies Under Secretary Shannon on travel to Ecuador and Colombia from February 25 – March 3. Please click here for more information.

PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS DONALD YAMAMOTO

9:15 a.m. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Yamamoto meets with United Kingdom Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Chris Trott, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Yamamoto meets with Cabo Verde Ambassador to the United States Carlos Veiga, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



Source: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/appt/2018/03/278983.htm

(@KSAMOFA) #الخارجية_لايف| يتحدث الآن مندوب المملكة الدائم لدى #الأمم_المتحدة في #جنيف السفير الدكتور #عبدالعزيز_الواصلpic.twitter.com/GgozWn3tvq

| يتحدث الآن مندوب المملكة الدائم لدى في السفير الدكتور

Source: https://twitter.com/KSAMOFA/status/969310673829289984

(@CMCMOFA) #الخارجية_لايف| شاهد.. عبر سناب شات الخارجية KSAMOFA حضور المرأة السعودية في فعاليات المرأة بمجلس حقوق الإنسان في جنيف

| شاهد.. عبر سناب شات الخارجية KSAMOFA
حضور المرأة السعودية في فعاليات المرأة بمجلس حقوق الإنسان في جنيف

Source: https://twitter.com/CMCMOFA/status/969309862822850561

(@KSAMOFA) #انفوجرافيك_الخارجية | آفاق للتعاون بين المملكة العربية #السعودية وجمهورية #كوستاريكا وتنمية للعلاقات في كافة المجالاتpic.twitter.com/NtnWVWNvka

| آفاق للتعاون بين المملكة العربية وجمهورية وتنمية للعلاقات في كافة المجالات

Source: https://twitter.com/KSAMOFA/status/969269039238348801

HM Government Press release: Minister Field remarks to media at the February 2018 EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting

Upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, Minster of State Mark Field said:

We are obviously very interested in playing our part today in the Venezuelan situation which is a dreadful humanitarian, political and diplomatic situation. We are obviously very keen to be supporting the Spanish who are leading on this and we need to move towards a united front to ensure there is a fully participatory, free and fair election in Venezuela.

We are going to talk about the Middle East Peace Plan… I hope that we are going to have an agreement that we need to move ahead and ensure that there is a two-state solution but also above all that America has to be part and parcel of this process.

We are also going to talk a little bit about Moldova. Many of you know obviously in Moldova there is a programme of economic and political reform being supported by all elements of the European Union.

Minister Mark Field at the FAC

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Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/minister-field-remarks-to-media-at-the-february-2018-eu-foreign-affairs-council-meeting

HM Government News story: Foreign Secretary statement following the Kabul Process meeting

Commenting on the second meeting of the Kabul Process, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:

Yesterday, at the Kabul Process meeting, Afghanistan’s National Unity Government made a significant and bold offer to the Taliban, laying out their plans for talks without preconditions. I commend the vision of President Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah who laid out a clear but flexible proposal on talks – and a road to peace, prosperity and stability for Afghanistan. The United Kingdom, along with the region and the international community stand united in support of this determination to bring the violence to an end.

I strongly believe that the only solution to the conflict in Afghanistan is through a political settlement, led and owned by Afghans themselves. Yesterday’s Kabul Process meeting was a landmark step on this important journey. It is now for the Taliban to take the opportunity offered and to step forward and contribute to an inclusive political process. I urge them do so. Afghanistan’s future must be decided through dialogue, not the gun.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/foreign-secretary-statement-following-the-kabul-process-meeting

МИД России КОММЮНИКЕ 50-го заседания Специальной рабочей группы по разработке Конвенции о правовом статусе Каспийского моря на уровне заместителей министров иностранных дел прикаспийских государств

Source: http://www.mid.ru/ru/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/3103635

МИД России Выступление Директора Департамента по гуманитарному сотрудничеству и правам человека МИД России, Уполномоченного МИД России по вопросам прав человека, демократии, и верховенства права А.Д.Викторова на открытии тематической дискуссии высокого уровня «70-летие Всеобщей декларации прав человека и 25-летие Венской декларации и Программы действий», Женева, 28 февраля 2018 года

Source: http://www.mid.ru/ru/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/3103611

(@IsraelMFA) MFA DG Rotem at start of dialogue following the Polish law: “We must make sure that historical truths are preserved, that there be no restrictions on the freedom of research & speech, and that the wide threat of criminalization in this regard is addressed and resolved.”pic.twitter.com/pPUBdhs72M

MFA DG Rotem at start of 🇮🇱🇵🇱 dialogue following the Polish law:
“We must make sure that historical truths are preserved, that there be no restrictions on the freedom of research & speech, and that the wide threat of criminalization in this regard is addressed and resolved.”

Source: https://twitter.com/IsraelMFA/status/969228156346478592

(@RanGidor) 150 wheelchairs, designed by the Israeli NGO ‘Wheelchairs of Hope’ especially for disabled children in developing countries, delivered today to the Cameroonian Health Ministry. The embassy is grateful to the Cameroon office of the WHO for its generous funding of the project.pic.twitter.com/T8VV0emfTo

150 wheelchairs, designed by the Israeli NGO ‘Wheelchairs of Hope’ especially for disabled children in developing countries, delivered today to the Cameroonian Health Ministry. The embassy is grateful to the Cameroon office of the WHO for its generous funding of the project.

Source: https://twitter.com/RanGidor/status/969211727014518785