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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 18, 2005


U.S.-Denmark-Greenland Joint Committee, May 19-20, 2005

Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Daniel Fried will deliver remarks at the opening plenary session of the U.S.-Demark Greenland Joint Committee on Thursday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. in the Loy Henderson Auditorium. This event is open to the press. Set up time for cameras is 9:15 a.m. Final access time for press is 9:30 a.m.

Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns will deliver remarks at the closing plenary session of the U.S.-Denmark-Greenland Joint Committee on Friday, May 20 at 4:15 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall. This event is open to the press. Set up time for cameras is 3:30 p.m. Final access time for press is 3:45 p.m.

For further information on these events, please contact the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Office of Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy at (202) 647-6291.

The Joint Committee is the result of Declarations signed in Greenland last August with Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller and Greenland Deputy Premier Josef Motzfeldt. The Declarations broaden relations between the U.S. and Greenland to include cooperation in energy and environmental research, trade, tourism, and educational and cultural exchange.

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).

Other events: Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen will launch the “Festival of Greenland” program at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, sponsored by the Greenland Home Rule Government and the Danish Embassy. This event is open to press. Media contacts at the Smithsonian are Michele Urie or Randal Kremer at 202-633-2950.

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