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Secretary Ash Carter Hosts Honor Cordon for Saudi Arabia Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense

June 15, 2016

 Secretary Ash Carter will host an enhanced honor cordon to welcome Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman to the Pentagon at 12 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 16, on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Following the arrival ceremony, the secretary will host Deputy Crown Prince bin Salman for a bilateral meeting on security issues of mutual concern; there will be a pool spray at the top of their meeting.  
 
All journalists who desire to cover the cordon, including those with a Pentagon building pass, must obtain a wrist band from security screening.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass covering the honor cordon will be escorted from the base of the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge only after security screening. Security screening will begin at approximately 11:30 a.m. EDT; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  All journalists wishing to cover the honor cordon, including those with a Pentagon building badge, must be in place no later than 11:45 a.m. EDT.  Please call 703-697-5131 with any questions.