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Press Statement
Sean McCormack, Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 29, 2005


Under Secretary Burns to travel to Slovenia and Russia

Under Secretary for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns will travel to Russia on December 1-2 for meetings of the U.S.-Russia Counterterrorism Working Group, and to Slovenia on December 4-6 for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) annual Ministerial.

Under Secretary Burns will represent the United States in the 14th session of the U.S.-Russia Counterterrorism Working Group in Moscow December 1-2, 2005. Over two days the Working Group, comprised of American and Russian officials and headed on the Russian side by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Kislyak, will discuss a broad range of topics, including Afghanistan, counter-narcotics, transportation security, terrorist financing, and law enforcement.

In Slovenia, the Under Secretary will head the U.S. delegation to the OSCE Ministerial to deliver a message of strong U.S. support for the OSCE and recognize its vital role in expanding democracy, security, and human rights in Europe and Eurasia in the 30 years since the signing of the Helsinki Final Act.

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Released on November 29, 2005

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