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Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 7, 2008


Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy

The Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (ACICIP) will meet on Thursday, October 16 at 10:00 a.m. in the Loy Henderson Auditorium of the Harry S. Truman Building. The ACICIP serves the U.S. Government in a solely advisory capacity regarding current issues and concerns in international communications and information policy. The public and members of the press may attend this meeting as seating capacity allows.

Ambassador David A. Gross, United States Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, and ACICIP Chairman Richard E. Wiley will host the meeting.

The October 16 meeting will cover:

· preparations by the U.S. Delegation to the ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly, taking place October 21 through 30, 2008
· meetings that have taken place since the April ACICIP, including the OECD Seoul Ministerial, the West Africa ICT access conference in Ghana, and bilateral meetings with China, Colombia, France, the UK, and the European Union
· planned upcoming conference with regulators and telecoms and trade officials from CAFTA countries to be co-hosted by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and expected to be held in Guatemala City
· other major upcoming meetings, such as ITU Council, the Internet Governance Forum, and the US-India ICT Working Group

All participants will be required to stay for the duration of the meeting. Admittance to the State Department building will be by means of a pre-arranged clearance list. In order to be placed on this list, please provide your name, title, company or other affiliation if appropriate, government-issued identification number (such as drivers license number), date of birth, and citizenship to the office of International Communications and Information Policy by fax (202) 647-5957 or email (YeeE@state.gov) by October 14.

For further information, please contact Emily Yee, Executive Secretary to the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy, at (202) 647-5205 or YeeE@state.gov.

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Released on October 7, 2008

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