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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 2, 2002

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell to Address the U.S.- Russia Business Council's 10th Annual Members & Directors Meeting

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell will deliver the keynote address at the U.S.-Russia Business Council’s 10th Annual Members and Directors Meeting on Thursday, October 3, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. in The Ballroom (Lower Level), Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.  Secretary Powell will not respond to questions from the press.   

The theme for this year’s meeting is “Commercial Priorities:  Expanding the U.S.- Russia Partnership,” featuring such topics as Russia’s accession to the WTO and prospects for U.S.-Russian energy cooperation.   

The Secretary’s remarks will be open for press coverage.

                               Pre-set time for cameras:  8:30 a.m.
                               Final access time for all press:  10:00 a.m. 

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 (drivers’ license or passport). 

Press Contacts:  Mr. Kevin Hessberg
                                 U.S. Russia Business Council
                  (202) 739-9184

                     Office of Press Relations, U. S. Department of State  
                   (202) 647-2492

Released on October 2, 2002

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