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Notice to the Press (Revised)
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 6, 2001


Signing Ceremony for CONCAUSA

On Thursday June 7, 2001 at 9:30 a.m, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and the Foreign Ministers of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Belize will sign a declaration strengthening U.S.- Central American cooperation on sustainable development and the environment under an arrangement known as CONCAUSA (“Central American-United States of America joint accord”), which was initially launched in 1994 at the Summit of the Americas.  Other U.S. officials will be present to witness the signing.  Brief remarks will be made by Secretary Powell and by the Foreign Minister of El Salvador, speaking as President Pro Tem of the Central American Integration System (SICA).
The event is open press and begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room, on the 8th floor of the U.S. Department of State.

Pre-set time for cameras:          8:30 a.m. (23rd Street Entrance)
Pre-set time for stills & writers: 9:00 a.m. (23rd Street Entrance)
Final access time for all press:    9:15 a.m.  (23rd Street Entrance)

Media representatives may cover this event upon presentation of either (1) a US Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a photo ID issued by the employing media organization, or (3) a letter on official letterhead from their news organization verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo ID (driver’s license or passport).


Released on June 6, 2001

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