On July 13, the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS will meet to synthesize this week’s Coalition meetings and discuss priorities to build on the progress in Mosul and Raqqa to set ISIS on an irreversible and lasting path to defeat across the globe. Special Presidential Envoy (SPE) Brett McGurk will deliver opening remarks that will be open to the press. The Coalition’s Small Group consists of about 30 key Coalition stakeholders who play a major role, whether military or non-military, in the campaign to defeat ISIS.
As indicated in the Media Note released on July 5, there are additional Coalition meetings this week. Only the opening remarks on July 13, are open to the press. Remarks will begin promptly at 9:45 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 10:00 a.m. when press will be escorted from the room. SPE McGurk will also hold a press briefing at the end of the day in the Department briefing room. More details on that briefing will be provided on July 13.
Pre-set time for cameras: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
Press may attend the 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 (driver’s license or passport).
For further information, please contact the press office at (202) 647-2492 or PAPressDuty@state.gov.