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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 9, 2005

Deputy Secretary Of State Robert B. Zoellick To Participate In Discussion At The Private Sector Tsunami Summit, May 12, 2005

On Thursday, May 12, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Private Sector Summit on Post-Tsunami Reconstruction and Rehabilitation, co-hosted by The Asia Foundation, Asia Society, U.S.-ASEAN Business Council, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will host a discussion with Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick on his recent trip to the region. The discussion with Deputy Secretary Zoellick, moderated by Asia Society Chairman Richard C. Holbrooke, will be on-the record and open for press coverage.

The Private Sector Summit on Post-Tsunami Reconstruction and Rehabilitation will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, The Atrium Hall, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC. The Summit will provide a forum for corporate representatives, senior government officials from the hardest hit areas and representatives from non-governmental organizations working on reconstruction to discuss ways for the private sector to help support the reconstruction effort.

Press interested in covering Deputy Secretary Zoellick’s discussion with Summit participants, must pre-register with The Asia Foundation at pressrsvp@asiafound.org
no later than 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. Please include your name, news agency, phone and e-mail. Press photo ID will be required for entry.

Press Contact: Jennifer Betti, The Asia Foundation, pressrsvp@asiafound.org or (415) 254-8461.

For further information on the Private Sector Summit go to www.asiafoundation.org


Released on May 9, 2005

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