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Press Statement
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 3, 2005


Special Press Briefing and Release of 2005 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky will deliver remarks on the release of the 2005 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report on Friday, March 4, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the State Department Press Briefing Room (Room 2209). Following Under Secretary Dobriansky’s opening remarks, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Robert B. Charles will brief the press on the trends of narcotics trafficking and money laundering in 2004 and respond to questions.

This on-the-record, on-camera briefing is open for press coverage. Members of the press who do not have a State Department building pass should arrive at the 23rd Street entrance by 1:45 p.m. for clearance through security and access to the briefing room.

Media representatives may attend this briefing upon presentation of one of the following:   (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).

Advance Copies of the Embargoed Report
Embargoed copies of the report will be available on Friday, March 4, at 12:00 p.m. in the State Department Press Office (Room 2109). The report will be distributed in hard copy and CD-ROM format on a first-come, first-served basis – one copy per media organization. Copies will not be reserved, mailed, faxed or delivered to a building entrance. The entire report is EMBARGOED until the end of the press briefing at approximately 3:00 p.m. on March 4.

Electronic Access to the Report via Internet
The full text of the report will be available for downloading from the State Department website at
www.state.gov at the conclusion of the press briefing.

Press Contacts:   Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement 
                           William F. Mooney (202) 647-3140

                           Office of Press Relations, (202) 647-2492

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