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Washington Foreign Press Center re-opens highlighting its mission for Foreign Media

WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. Department of State has Foreign Press Centers in Washington D.C. and New York to support foreign media in reporting and working in America. 

The Mission of Foreign Press Center, U.S. State Department “is to deepen understanding of U.S. policy and American values through engagement with foreign media. We provide clear and accurate understanding of policy and American values to global audiences via first-hand access.”

The Foreign Press Center lives up to its mission:

Our mission is to deepen understanding of U.S. policy and American values through engagement with foreign media. We provide clear and accurate understanding of policy and American values to global audiences via first-hand access.  

Foreign Press Center lives up to its core aspects of “depth, accuracy and balance of foreign reporting” from the U.S. by providing “direct access to authoritative American information sources” to its credentialed foreign media.  

Washington Foreign Press Center is situated, in the heart of Washington D.C., in proximity with the White House and Metro center main station. It is situated on 8th Floor of the National Press Building on 14th Street NW, Washington D.C. 

Since many years, FPC engages to credential the journalists from all over the world coming to America for foreign reporting, thus granting them access to “authoritative American information sources.”. It keeps on inspiring many on American values and U.S. diplomacy. 

Truly, Foreign Press Center can boast of being the best in the world for foreign media to be stationed in U.S. for their international reporting and same time, facilitate best opportunities for single journalists and married journalists with family to make their living possible along with carrying their necessary duties assigned by their respective countries media outlets. 

On 19th September 2019, Washington Foreign Press Center made a hallmark re-opening, calling upon the foreign media to come forward to report more actively in the United States. 

FPC in their email to all their credentialed journalist stated, “we hope that you will return often and happily and continue to know you have strong partners and advocates at the Foreign Press Centers”.

The invitation extended to all the credentialed foreign media carried timing of 11 am to 1 pm, with an announcement of light lunch, drinks and beverages. 

The invite carried the aroma of warm welcome and the FPC greeted the journalists with hospitality and smile giving an implicit and explicit message that “we are thrilled to announce that the newly renovated Washington Foreign Press Center is open for business!” 

A large sized, beautiful white cake, carrying logo of Washington FPC was ready to be cut, officially signifying “we are open for business”

Assistant Secretary Michelle Guida, presided at FPC Washington Foreign Press re-opening ceremony of the newly renovated facilities and she said, “we’re pleased so many of you were able to join us”. 

The newly arrived FPC Director Caroline Savage was seen mingling with the foreign journalists and said she enjoyed meeting many journalists today. She looks forward to getting to know “more of you in the months and years to come”.

Director Foreign Press Centers, Caroline Savage, further added that she was particularly grateful to their full Foreign Press Centers team who underwent great disruption to their work over the past few months.  

Deputy Director Martha Klinck, especially added significant additional labor to their full slates to keep FPC programs running strong while managing the modernization of our spaces.

The ceremony ended with a happy note “we hope that you will return often and happily and continue to know you have strong partners and advocates at the Foreign Press Centers”. 

Further, the press release of FPC on re-opening stated, “for those of you who were not able to join us, we aim to follow up with an active set of additional briefing and program offerings in the coming months”. 

Consequently, Washington Foreign Press Center held its first briefing by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cuba and Venezuela Carrie Filipetti, after the grand re-opening, on the afternoon of 19th September 2019 on update on U.S. Policy in Venezuela. 

Kanwal Abidi
Kanwal Abidi is a staff journalist at the The AZB and is a White House Correspondent.
https://theazb.com

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