Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom Liam Fox to the Pentagon today at 11:45 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom Liam Fox will have a media availability after their meeting. For media who want to cover only the media availability, the admission procedures are the same as the honor cordon. The pick-up time for those covering only the media availability will be at 1:15 p.m. EDT at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn will provide the keynote address and participate on a panel at the White House Forum on Energy Security at 10 a.m. EDT at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C. This event will stream live at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live.