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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
September 13, 2006


Meeting of the U.S.-Russia Counterterrorism Working Group

The U.S.-Russia Counterterrorism Working Group (CTWG) will meet September 14, 2006 at the State Department. The plenary meeting will be hosted by the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, R. Nicholas Burns.

Former President Clinton and Russian President Putin created the CTWG six years ago. This will be the groupís fifteenth meeting. The CTWG has successfully cooperated on a broad range of counterterrorism issues in the past, including bioterrorism and exchange of terrorism threat information.

Under Secretary Burns and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Kislyak, the Russian co-chair will hold a press conference in the Treaty Room at 4:00 p.m. to report on the progress of the CTWG.

Pick up time for cameras: 3:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance

Pick up time for writers and still photographers: 3:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance

Press may participate in this event upon presentation of one of the following press credentials: (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 (driverís license or passport).


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Released on September 13, 2006

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