Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
April 20, 2018
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. will welcome Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Gowin to the U.S. Department of State on Monday, April 23 at 3:30 p.m. for the signing of the U.S.-Poland Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation.
The signing ceremony underscores our mutual commitment to advancing scientific research for the benefit of the American and Polish people, strengthening our official science and technology relationship that spans the last 45 years. This agreement facilitates joint research, programs, scientific workshops, conferences, and exchanges of scientific and technical data in the areas of basic research, applied research and development, and innovation activities.
The ceremony will take place in the Treaty Room and is open to the press for photographs and to cover the remarks.
Pre-set time for cameras: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 3:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Media representatives may attend this briefing upon presentation of an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport) AND 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.
For further information about access to the event, please contact the Department of State Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-2492 or PAPressDuty@state.gov. Media with further questions about the signing ceremony may contact OES-PA-DG@state.gov.