Foreign Affairs Minister and Minister of Defence to hold bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense

Media advisory

December 13, 2018 - The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, will hold a bilateral meeting with the U.S. Michael R. Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State, and James N. Mattis, U.S. Secretary of Defense, on Friday, December 14, 2018, in Washington, D.C. A media availability will follow.

Event: Media availability
Date: Friday, December 14, 2018
Time: 1:10 p.m. ET
Location: U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, D.C.


  • Pre-set time for video cameras 12:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance
  • Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance
  • Media representatives may attend this 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 card (driver’s licence or passport). Please allow adequate time to process through security.
  • For more information, please contact the State Department Office of Press Relations by phone at 202-647-2492 or email at


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