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Notice to the Press (Revised)
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 20, 2001


Press Coverage for the Working Session on Reconstruction of Afghanistan

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, Secretary of the Treasury Paul O’Neill, and Representative of the Japanese Prime Minister Sadako Ogata will deliver opening remarks to the meeting on the reconstruction of Afghanistan at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, November 20, in the Loy Henderson Conference Room in the Department of State. These remarks are OPEN to the press.

Camera crews will be escorted to the site from the 23rd Street lobby of the State Department.

Pre-set time for cameras: 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Pre-set time for stills and writers: 8:15 a.m.

Final access time for all press: 8:30 a.m.

The U.S. will be represented in the working session by Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs Alan Larson and Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs John B. Taylor. The working sessions will be closed to press coverage.

At the conclusion of the reconstruction meeting, Under Secretary Larson, Under Secretary Taylor, Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Oshima, and Japanese Vice Minister of Finance Kuroda will deliver brief ON THE RECORD closing remarks to the press in the Dean Acheson Auditorium. Those remarks will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Cameras, stills and writers will be escorted to the site from the 23rd Street lobby at  2:15 p.m.

Following the closing remarks, senior US and foreign officials will brief the press ON BACKGROUND on the results of the meeting. The background briefing will begin at 2:45 p.m. in the Dean Acheson Auditorium.

Media representatives who wish to attend any of the above events must present either a (1) media organization photo identification, (2) U.S. Government issued press photo identification (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), or (3) letter on official letterhead from the news organization verifying employment as a journalist, accompanied by photo ID (drivers license or passport).


Released on November 20, 2001

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