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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 20, 2008


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Deliver Opening Remarks at the White House Summit on International Development: Sustaining the New Era

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will deliver opening remarks at the White House Summit on International Development: Sustaining the New Era on Tuesday, October 21, at 8:30 a.m., in the Amphitheater of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

This Summit, being coordinated in conjunction with USAID, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), will bring together a wide range of country beneficiaries, faith-based organizations, and other stakeholders in the international development community, including public, private, and nongovernmental leaders from the United States and the developing world.

The White House Summit on International Development Summit will focus on the Administration’s core principles in transforming international development: country ownership, good governance, results-based programs and accountability, and the importance of economic growth.

The remarks will be open for press coverage.
Pre-set time for cameras: 6:30 a.m.-7:00 a.m.
Access for cameras after 7:00 a.m. will not be permitted.
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 8:00 a.m.

Media representatives may attend this briefing 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 (driver’s license or passport).

Press Contacts:
White House Press Office
(202) 456-2580

Office of Press Relations, U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-2492

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Released on October 20, 2008

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