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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 175-96
May 24, 1996

General Shalikashvili to Depart for Gulf Region May 25

Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will depart Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday, May 25, 1996, for a visit to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Jordan. In each of the countries, he will be the guest of his counterparts, Maj. Gen. Ali Muhammad Hasan al-Mumin, chief of staff, Kuwaiti Armed Forces; Gen. Mohammad al-Saleh Al-Hammad, chief of the Joint Staff, Saudi Arabia; Maj. Gen. Shaykh Abdullah bin Salman Al-Khalifa, chief of staff, Bahrain Defense Force; and Gen. Abdel Hafiz Marei al-Kaabneh, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Jordan.

He will also meet with senior government officials in the host countries and will consult with senior US military and civilian leaders, as well as visit with US military forces in the region. General Shalikashvili will return to Andrews on May 31.

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