Secretary of Defense William J. Perry will speak at the
closing ceremonies of the Partnership for Peace (PfP) Exercise
Cooperative Osprey at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 29, 1996, at Camp
Lejeune, North Carolina.
The exercise, which began August 14,
has involved 16 PfP countries including Albania, Austria,
Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine,
Uzbekistan and three NATO countries (Canada, Netherlands and
Ambassadors and other members of the PfP
countries' diplomatic corps will participate in the ceremony.
Press wishing to cover the event or obtain additional
information should contact Capt. Jim Noone at the Exercise
Cooperative Osprey Press Information Center (910) 451-5376 or
Capt. Craig Quigley at the U.S. Atlantic Command Public Affairs
Office (804) 322-6673.
A transcript of the ceremony may be
obtained after the event from Lt. Cmdr. Frank Pascual in the
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs