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Secretary Blinken to Deliver Remarks at the NATO Summit’s Women, Peace and Security Reception – United States Department of State

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will host and deliver remarks at a reception for NATO Allies and partners at the U.S. Department of State at 11:00 a.m. on July 9.  The reception will follow the NATO Women, Peace and Security (WPS) roundtable discussion on “Turning Vision into Action for WPS Across the Alliance,” an official side event of the NATO Washington Summit, which will take place the same day at 9:30 a.m.  The roundtable will feature remarks by Assistant to the President Jennifer Klein, Director of the White House Gender Policy Council, and Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Geeta Rao Gupta.  NATO’s Secretary General Special Representative Irene Fellin will make remarks at both the roundtable and the reception.  The WPS reception, held in the Benjamin Franklin State Dining Room, will serve as an opportunity for NATO Ministerial Allies and partners, U.S. Government senior leaders, civil society representatives, and academia to network and explore opportunities for collaboration on our shared commitments on WPS within the NATO alliance.  

Call time is 10:30 a.m. ET from the 23rd Street entrance for all media.

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.  Additionally, they must present an official government photo identification card (i.e., U.S. driver’s license or passport).

For additional information, please contact the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at StateGWI@state.gov

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