Monday, June 7, 2010


M E D I A   A D V I S O R Y

United States Embassy - Nairobi, Kenya
Public Affairs Section       Tel: +254-20-363-6203

Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden Travel
to Egypt, Kenya, and South Africa –
Media Activities in Kenya

Nairobi, June 7, 2010, Nairobi - Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden have arrived in Sharm el-Sheikh, the first stop on a week-long trip to Egypt, Kenya, and South Africa.  While in Egypt, the Vice President will meet with President Mubarak to discuss a full range of bilateral and regional issues.  The Vice President will then meet with key leaders in Kenya, including Kenyan President Kibaki and Kenyan Prime Minister Odinga. In addition to discussing a range of bilateral issues, the Vice President will address our shared interests in peace and stability in the region, particularly in Sudan and Somalia.  The Vice President will also deliver a major speech underscoring the importance of the United States-Kenya relations at Kenyatta International Conference Centre. In his speech, the Vice President will discuss Kenya’s great promise and the need to work together to meet regional challenges. Finally, the Vice President will travel to South Africa, where he will meet with South African Deputy President Motlanthe, South African Minister of International Relations Nkoana-Mashabane, and other world leaders in attendance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.  The Vice President and Dr. Biden will represent the United States at the opening ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and attend the U.S. Men’s National Team’s first game – USA v. England – before returning to the United States. 
The media schedule for the Kenya portion of the visit is provided below.  Please note all times are approximate and are subject to change. 

Monday, June 7th – Arrival - Nairobi, Kenya

The Vice President and Dr. Biden will arrive in the evening at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya.  The Bidens arrival in Kenya will be OPEN PRESS but an RSVP is required.  Please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Office to register for this event.   

Tuesday, June 8th – Nairobi, Kenya

In the morning, the Vice President will meet with President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga and they will make a statement to the press.  Please contact Presidential Press Service to register for this event.  
In the afternoon, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will visit the August 7th Memorial Park and lay a wreath. This visit will be OPEN PRESS, but an RSVP is required. 
Please provide the names and identification of proposed journalists to: AsusaPO@State.gov or call 254-20-363-6202 with the following information:
Full Name; Kenya National ID or Country Passport Numbers; and Media Affiliation.
The deadline to RSVP is Monday, June 7th, at 5:00 PM.  If the information has been submitted on time, media can arrive at the location at 1:00 PM with press and national identification cards in order to cover the event. 
In the afternoon, the Vice President will have a courtesy call with Speaker of Parliament Hon. Kenneth Marende and meet with the Reform Caucus of Parliamentarians.  There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting. Please contact Parliament Press Office to register for this event. 

Wednesday, June 9th – Nairobi, Kenya

In the morning, the Vice President will deliver a major speech underscoring the importance of the United States-Kenya relations at Kenyatta International Conference Centre
The Vice President’s speech is OPEN PRESS, but an RSVP is required. Please provide the names and identification of proposed journalists to: AsusaPO@State.gov or call 254-20-363-6202 with the following information:
Full Name; Kenya National ID or Country Passport Numbers; and Media Affiliation.
The deadline to RSVP is Monday, June 7th, at 5:00 PM.  If the information has been submitted on time, media can arrive at the location at 8:30 AM with press and national identification cards in order to cover the event. 
Thursday, June 10th – Nairobi, Kenya and Johannesburg, South Africa
About mid-day, the Bidens will depart Kenya from JOMO Kenyatta International Airport en route to South Africa. Their departure will be OPEN PRESS.  Please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Office to register for this event.  

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