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U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue January 10

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will host the third U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue on Tuesday, January 10. The full day of activities will begin at the Department of State, where Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder, and Liberian Minister of Foreign Affairs Marjon Kamara will open the dialogue with brief remarks regarding future bilateral cooperation. Afterwards, the event will continue with working group sessions on overcoming challenges to Liberia’s economy, expanding agricultural production and trade, enhancing Liberia’s investment and infrastructure climate, and post-Ebola recovery and health strengthening efforts. The results of the working groups will be presented in a joint statement to participants and members of the press.

The event will take place in Room 1107 at the U.S. Department of State; 2201 C Street, NW; Washington, DC. The opening event, closing remarks, and joint statement signing ceremony are open to credentialed members of the media. Pre-registration is requested by Monday, January 9 at 12 p.m.

Details as follows:

9:20-9:45 a.m. Opening Event: Speakers include Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Marjon Kamara. Open for registered press. Register by emailing AF-Press@state.gov.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:35 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance. Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:50 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

4:15-4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks and Joint Statement Signing Ceremony: Speakers include Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Minister of Foreign Affairs Marjon Kamara. There will be opportunity for press Q&A from 4:30-4:45 p.m. Open for registered press. Register by emailing AF-Press@state.gov.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 3:40 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance. Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:50 p.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 photo media credential (e.g., Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), or (2) an official photo identification card issued by their news organization, or (3) a letter from their employer on official letterhead verifying their current employment as a journalist.

Source: U.S. State Department.