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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 12, 2003


Future of Iraq, Local Government Working Group Meeting

The second session of the Future of Iraq project working group on Local Government will convene on February 12-13, 2003 in Washington, DC.

At this session, about 15 free Iraqis will continue to discuss issues relating to local government in Iraq, including separation of local, regional, and central government powers, local governmental accountability, and how private institutions, community organizers, and businesses can work with local governments to provide more effective services to the Iraqi people.

For further information regarding the Future of Iraq project, please contact Gregg Sullivan, Deputy Director for Press Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, at 202-647-5150.

All Future of Iraq working groups are closed to the press. However, if you are interested in interviewing those of the Iraqi participants at the conclusion of the session, please contact David Staples, Public Affairs Officer, Future of Iraq, at 202-312-9836 or 202-374-1216.

Released on February 12, 2003

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