Press Releases: March 05 – Thursday

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on travel to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and London, United Kingdom. He is accompanied by Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson, Deputy Chief of Staff Jon Finer, Spokesperson Jen Psaki, and Vice Admiral Kurt Tidd, JCS. Please click ‎here for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry attends Session I with Gulf Cooperation Council Foreign Ministers, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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10:35 a.m. Secretary Kerry attends Session II with Gulf Cooperation Council Foreign Ministers, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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12:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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2:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry attends a working lunch with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Nayef, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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3:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry holds a press availability with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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3:40 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Nayef, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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DEPUTY SECRETARY ANTONY BLINKEN

Deputy Secretary Blinken is on travel to France, Moldova, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Ukraine through March 7. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY R. SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman is on travel to Montreaux, Switzerland for discussions with Iranian officials, in the context of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran. Please click here for more information

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on travel to the Philippines, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand from February 27 through March 9. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman is on travel to Qatar, Germany, and the United Kingdom from March 2 through March 6 for Non-Proliferation Treaty and G-7 Nonproliferation Directors Group (NPDG) meetings. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

Assistant Secretary Rivkin is on travel to Tunis, Tunisia through March 6. Please click here for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends the first plenary session of the Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference, in Tunis, Tunisia. Please click here for more information.

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11:00 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends the second plenary session of the Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference, in Tunis, Tunisia. Please click here for more information.

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12:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with Tunisian Minister of Finance Slim Chaker, in Tunis, Tunisia.

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1:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends a lunch hosted by the Aspen Institute with former Secretary Madeleine K. Albright and U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Dwight L. Bush, in Tunis, Tunisia.

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2:15 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends the Tunisia Credit Guarantee Facility signing ceremony, in Tunis, Tunisia.

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3:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin meets with Tunisian Minister of Investment, Development and International Cooperation Yassine Brahim and Minister of Commerce Ridha Lahouel, in Tunis, Tunisia.

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5:30 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends the closing session of the Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference featuring remarks by Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, in Tunis, Tunisia. Please click here for more information.

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7:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Rivkin attends a gala dinner in honor of the Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference, in Tunis, Tunisia.

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AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE GLOBAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE STEPHEN RAPP

Ambassador Rapp is on travel to Geneva, Switzerland, to participate in meetings on international justice issues.