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Office of the Spokesman
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March 14, 2006


Ambassador Henry A. Crumpton to Lead U.S. Delegation to Sixth Regular Session of the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism

Ambassador Henry A. Crumpton, the Department of State’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will lead the U.S. delegation to the Sixth Regular Session of the Organization of American States (OAS) Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism (CICTE), which will take place in Bogotá, Colombia on March 22-24, 2006. He will be joined by Ambassador John F. Maisto, U.S. Permanent Representative to the OAS. Ambassador Crumpton’s participation as head of the delegation reflects continued U.S. commitment to developing a hemispheric strategy to improve security and combat terrorism.

The conference will seek to enhance the hemisphere’s counterterrorism capacity, increase information-sharing mechanisms and enhance technical expertise. The U.S. delegation will build on the momentum created by the United States’ ratification, in November 2005, of the Inter-American Convention Against Terrorism, the first international legal instrument against terrorism adopted after the attacks of September 11, 2001. CICTE member states will seek to approve a political declaration that strengthens the hemisphere's commitment to counterterrorism cooperation. The participants will focus on a broad range of issues, including developing comprehensive actions to fight terrorism and criminal activities that facilitate it.

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