Public Schedule Public Schedule: Public Schedule: March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018


*** THE DAILY PUBLIC SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MARCH 13, 2018

SECRETARY REX TILLERSON

Secretary Tillerson attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.

DEPUTY SECRETARY JOHN SULLIVAN

Deputy Secretary Sullivan attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS THOMAS SHANNON

Under Secretary Shannon attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.

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

10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Goldstein delivers remarks at the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Civic Education Week (CivEd) forum, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS A. WESS MITCHELL

Assistant Secretary Mitchell is on travel to Pristina, Kosovo; Skopje, Macedonia; Belgrade, Serbia; Athens, Greece; and Nicosia, Cyprus, from March 12-17. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS MANISHA SINGH

Assistant Secretary Singh is on travel to Brussels, Belgium; London, England; and Madrid, Spain, from March 7-14.



Source: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/appt/2018/03/279202.htm

(@CMCMOFA) Hamad Al-Jassir Historian and geographer Creative #Saudispic.twitter.com/QJfJVgdNHx

Hamad Al-Jassir Historian and geographer
Creative

Source: https://twitter.com/CMCMOFA/status/973338952882118657

(@KSAMOFA) #ابداعات_سعودية | نفخر بإبداعات العالم والمؤرخ #حمد_الجاسرpic.twitter.com/z4ndrSSGeq

| نفخر بإبداعات العالم والمؤرخ

Source: https://twitter.com/KSAMOFA/status/973288154705940481

(@NoaFurmanMFA) Wonderful to have these amazing Israeli women attending @CSW62, Representing Israeli government and civil societypic.twitter.com/ftDAykadjU

Wonderful to have these amazing Israeli women attending , Representing Israeli government and civil society

Source: https://twitter.com/NoaFurmanMFA/status/973277228699185154

(@KSAMOFA) #Diplomatic_Memory | King Fahad bin Abdulaziz during the reception of former US President Bill Clinton in Hafar al-Batipic.twitter.com/PBnZRNAizy

| King Fahad bin Abdulaziz during the reception of former US President Bill Clinton in Hafar al-Bati

Source: https://twitter.com/KSAMOFA/status/973266301518008320

HM Government Research and analysis: SIN Canada secures investment and jobs in Artificial Intelligence in the UK

In early 2017, the Science and Innovation Network (SIN) Canada teamed up with Innovate UK on various Artificial Intelligence-related (AI) activities in Toronto, Montreal and the UK.

The SIN Canada team provided guidance on Canada and the UK’s AI sector including insight into key AI hubs across the countries and fostering UK/Canada R&D connections, as well as exploring commercial opportunities.

Through these SIN-led activities, firms from both nations were able to develop and increase their knowledge and understanding of both AI sector resulting in Canada’s most successful AI start-up, Element AI, officially announcing its UK office on Monday 22nd January.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sin-canada-secures-investment-and-jobs-in-artificial-intelligence-in-the-uk

(@KSAMOFA) #الذاكرة_الدبلوماسية | الملك فهد بن عبدالعزيز خلال استقباله الرئيس الأمريكي السابق بيل كلينتون في حفر الباطنpic.twitter.com/GDGqDWoqxO

| الملك فهد بن عبدالعزيز خلال استقباله الرئيس الأمريكي السابق بيل كلينتون في حفر الباطن

Source: https://twitter.com/KSAMOFA/status/973261242600173570

(@paulhirschson) Begun today in #Guinea. @Israel constructing trauma center in #Conakry hospital. Watch here to see photo progress.pic.twitter.com/mzf6esvYg6

Begun today in .
constructing trauma center in hospital. Watch here to see photo progress.

Source: https://twitter.com/paulhirschson/status/973249444119490561

(@KSAMOFA) #من_السعودية | #الهدا .. منطقة جبلية يزيد ارتفاعها عن 2000 متر فوق سطح البحرpic.twitter.com/VJ8cE6x3eN

| .. منطقة جبلية يزيد ارتفاعها عن 2000 متر فوق سطح البحر

Source: https://twitter.com/KSAMOFA/status/973242859007758336

HM Government Press release: FCO Minister Field statement on UN Fact Finding Mission on Burma

Minister Mark Field said:

This report by the UN Fact Finding Mission on human rights has reaffirmed the appalling human rights violations that so many in Burma have suffered and confirms that the Burmese military are primarily to blame for the widespread and systematic violence against the Rohingya.

These findings show the vital importance of an open and transparent investigation into these appalling events and I urge the Burmese authorities to reverse their decision not to cooperate with the Fact Finding Mission, and allow them immediate access so they can continue their work.

I call on the Burmese authorities to establish a credible and independent investigation into these horrifying accusations, and a judicial process to hold to account those responsible for abuses.

The UK is fully committed to help bring an end to this humanitarian crisis and I plan to update Parliament on the Government’s approach at the earliest opportunity allowed.

Further information

Media enquiries

For journalists

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fco-minister-field-statement-on-un-fact-finding-mission-on-burma

(@KSAMOFA) #شاشة_الخارجية | السلك الدبلوماسي في المملكة يعيشون سحر #العلا .. في رحلة نظمتها وكالة الوزارة لشؤون المراسمpic.twitter.com/rT0dbIZsao

| السلك الدبلوماسي في المملكة يعيشون سحر .. في رحلة نظمتها وكالة الوزارة لشؤون المراسم

Source: https://twitter.com/KSAMOFA/status/973192201063817216

HM Government Speech: Commonwealth has key role to play in the bright future for Britain: article by Boris Johnson

Do you know what occasion attracted one of the biggest mass gatherings in the history of East Africa? A Bob Marley concert, perhaps? Or a Papal visit? In fact, it was the Queen’s arrival in Uganda to open a Commonwealth summit that inspired hundreds of thousands of people to come together in 2007.

As Her Majesty and Prince Philip drove from Entebbe Airport to the capital, Kampala, they were greeted by cheering crowds lining every inch of the 20-mile route. I cannot imagine any head of state except the Queen – or any international organisation except the Commonwealth – stirring such popular enthusiasm.

So I’m delighted to report to readers of the Sunday Express that Her Majesty will be opening another Commonwealth summit on April 19 and this time the occasion will be here in London.

We are unlikely to rival Uganda when it comes to mass gatherings – something that will be of comfort to the Metropolitan Police – but this event will demonstrate the immense value of the Commonwealth, now and in the future. In some countries, international meetings happen in plate glass conference centres – think sumptuous and functional but, dare I say it, rather bland.

That’s not how Britain does these things, certainly not when the occasion is so special. We will hold the summit in Buckingham Palace, Lancaster House and St James’s Palace. On the final day, the leaders will travel to Windsor Castle. I hope this will be a uniquely memorable gathering, showing just how much importance Britain attaches to the Commonwealth. And I believe that our faith is amply justified.

As we celebrate Commonwealth Day tomorrow, the Commonwealth’s 53 members comprise a third of humanity.
Of those 2.4 billion people spread across 6 continents, 60% are under the age of 30. They are joined with us by ties of history and friendship and the English language. They share our values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. And our natural affinity finds its expression through the institution of the Commonwealth.

When you’re looking for future opportunities, any good businessperson will tell you to go where the growth is.
And for decades, if you untangle the numbers, you will discover some remarkable facts. Since Britain decided to join what became the European Union in 1972, the EU has recorded average annual economic growth of just over 2%. Yet, over the same period, the Commonwealth’s economies have expanded twice as fast – by an average of 4.4% every year. Today, the Commonwealth has a combined GDP of $10.5 trillion, accounting for almost 14% of the global economy.

India alone has an economy of $2.3 trillion and annual growth of 7% – faster than any EU country. All of this represents a huge opportunity for British business.

The good news is that when we leave the EU, we will regain the power to sign free trade agreements with our Commonwealth friends, allowing the UK to make the most of thriving markets. Brexit will give us the ability to open a new era of friendship with countries across the world.

A key theme of the London summit will be how to boost trade within the Commonwealth. We’ll also discuss how to improve security co-operation and take joint action to protect the world’s oceans, bearing in mind that the Commonwealth includes island states in the Pacific, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean.

And I will ensure that the summit focuses on the terrible injustice that deprives millions of girls of the chance to go to school. At this moment, over 130 million girls across the world are not in the classroom, many of whom – alas – live in Commonwealth countries.

My aim is for all governments to promise to deliver 12 years of quality education and learning for every child. The fact that we will discuss such a wide range of subjects – trade, security, girls’ education, protecting the oceans – is yet more proof of the value of the Commonwealth.

This is going to be a great summit and a huge opportunity for a Global Britain.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/commonwealth-has-key-role-to-play-in-the-bright-future-for-britain-article-by-boris-johnson

Svop.Ru Федор Лукьянов: Европейские приливы и отливы

Федор Лукьянов
| Российская Газета
Европа в ближайшие годы не сможет стать надежным партнером РФ

В минувшие выходные в Европе происходили важные политические события. Воскресным утром руководство Социал-демократической партии Германии объявило результаты партийного референдума, входить ли в правительственную …

Source: http://svop.ru/main/26323/

Svop.Ru Мария Захарова: О харассменте

Мария Захарова
| Эхо Москвы
Я не хочу, чтобы мужчины боялись открыть тебе дверь, подать тебе руку

С.Сорокина― Здравствуйте! Опять встречаемся с вами…
М.Захарова― На троих.
С.Сорокина― …в этой студии на троих. Здесь Мария Захарова, здесь Алексей Венедиктов и Светлана Сорокина.
А.Венедиктов― И все в частном виде.
С.Сорокина― …

Source: http://svop.ru/main/26319/

Svop.Ru Александр Гольц: Перегнать Америку

Александр Гольц
| Новое Время
Что подвигло Путина заявить о новых видах вооружения и каковы последствия.

Спустя несколько дней после того, как Владимир Путин выступил с самым сенсационным за 18 лет посланием к Федеральному собранию, аналитики по всему …

Source: http://svop.ru/main/26316/

(@chp_sa) بين حاجب مقطب وشفتين مطبقة .. منحوتة فنية رائعة حفظ بها الإنسان القديم وجه التاريخ منذ القرن الرابع قبل الميلاد.pic.twitter.com/1qatkIdl7I

بين حاجب مقطب وشفتين مطبقة .. منحوتة فنية رائعة حفظ بها الإنسان القديم وجه التاريخ منذ القرن الرابع قبل الميلاد.

Source: https://twitter.com/chp_sa/status/973114379628662785

Svop.Ru ФОТО: Лекторий СВОП: «Возвращение к жизни: сирийское общество после большой войны?»

21 февраля 2018 г. в Культурном центре ЗИЛ состоялась лекция «Возвращение к жизни: сирийское общество после большой войны?».

Source: http://svop.ru/photo/26286/

Svop.Ru ВИДЕО: Лекторий СВОП: «Возвращение к жизни: сирийское общество после большой войны?»

21 февраля 2018 г. в Культурном центре ЗИЛ состоялась лекция «Возвращение к жизни: сирийское общество после большой войны?».

Фотоматериалы

Source: http://svop.ru/video/26285/

(@IsraelMFA) New ambassadors to Israel from will present their credentials today at the President’s residence in Jerusalem. Watch it LIVE on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IsraelMFA  starting 0930AM (GMT+2).

New ambassadors to Israel from 🇬🇭🇰🇷🇦🇷🇩🇴🇲🇼 will present their credentials today at the President’s residence in Jerusalem.

Watch it LIVE on facebook:
🎥 http://www.facebook.com/IsraelMFA  starting 0930AM (GMT+2).

Source: https://twitter.com/IsraelMFA/status/973089423184326657

(@MASHAVisrael) Following the devastating earthquake which struck #PapuaNewGuinea, the State of #Israel through MASHAV & the Embassy of @IsraelinOZ responded immediately by delivering 40 generators for communities suffering from damage to critical infrastructurepic.twitter.com/A25pNetCAd

Following the devastating earthquake which struck , the State of through MASHAV & the Embassy of responded immediately by delivering 40 generators for communities suffering from damage to critical infrastructure

Source: https://twitter.com/MASHAVisrael/status/973083945486123008

cs.mfa.gov.cn 驻汤加使馆提醒在汤中国公民注意加强安全防范

  据汤加警方和新闻媒体消息,近期发生多起恶性刑事案件,已造成6人死亡,其中包括2名中国公民,汤加政府正积极采取措施,维护社会治安。同时,近期该国交通事故亦多发,也已造成多人死亡。
  驻汤加使馆提醒…

Source: http://cs.mfa.gov.cn/gyls/lsgz/fwxx/t1541449.shtml