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Western Hemisphere: Vice President Pence To Deliver Remarks at the 49th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas

Vice President Mike Pence will deliver remarks at the 49th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas, co-hosted by the U.S. Department of State and the Council of the Americas, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 3:25 p.m. at the Department of State.

This year’s conference will also feature remarks by Vice President of Colombia Marta Lucia Ramirez; President-elect of El Salvador Nayib Bukele; Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico Marcelo Ebrard; Minister of International Trade Diversification of Canada Jim Carr; Acting U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan; U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Cassidy; U.S. Representative Eliot Engel; and Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier. More information on the program can be found here.

The afternoon session from 2:15 p.m.– 5:15 p.m. is open press coverage.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 11:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance. Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

PRESS CONTACTS:

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Whapress@state.gov (202) 647-0842

Council of the Americas Pia Fuentealba pfuentealba@as-coa.org (212) 277-8333

U.S. Department of State Office of Press Relations PAPressDuty@state.gov (202) 647-2492

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 or passport). Please allow adequate time to process through security.

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