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Press Statement
Philip T. Reeker, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 7, 2001


Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr. Appointed Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State for Mine Action

President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Colin L. Powell have given Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, an additional responsibility as the Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State for Mine Action, effective Friday, November 30, 2001.

As Special Representative, Assistant Secretary Bloomfield will oversee efforts to encourage citizens, civic groups and the private sector to reinforce official humanitarian demining programs through public-private partnerships, and to boost U.S. and foreign efforts to rid the world of landmines that threaten civilians.

The Office of Global Humanitarian Demining has been renamed the Office of Mine Action Initiatives and Partnerships and is located within the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.


Released on December 7, 2001

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