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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 10, 2002

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell To Deliver Remarks At Heritage Foundation to Launch the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell will launch the U.S-Middle East Partnership Initiative in remarks to the Heritage Foundation, on Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. (Lehrman Auditorium at the Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington). The Initiative will provide funding and a framework for the United States to work together with governments and people in the Arab world to expand economic, educational and political opportunity. Secretary Powell will not respond to questions from the press.

The Initiative will also serve as a forum for the United States and governments and people in the Middle East to strengthen cultural and economic ties. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage is serving as Coordinator for this Initiative, which is being managed by the Department of State Bureau of Near East Affairs.

This event is open for press coverage:
Pre-set time for cameras: 11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Final access time for all press: 12:30 p.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 (driver’s license or passport).

Press Contact: Joe Dougherty
The Heritage Foundation
(202) 608-6143

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


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