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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 270-96
September 24, 1996

Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, USA, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will depart Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1996 for visits to Norway and Portugal.

Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, USA, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will depart Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1996 for visits to Norway and Portugal. In Bergen, Norway he will join Secretary of Defense William J. Perry for the NATO Defense Ministerial.

On Thursday evening, Sept. 26, Gen. Shalikashvili will depart Norway and travel to Portugal for a counterpart visit hosted by Adm. Antonio Carlos Fuzeta Da Ponte, chief of the Portuguese Armed Forces General Staff. Gen. Shalikashvili will also meet with the defense minister, prime minister and other senior and military officials in the Portuguese government and at the Iberian Atlantic Command (IBERLANT) to discuss topics of mutual interest and regional security. A joint press conference is scheduled at the Portuguese General Staff Headquarters on Friday afternoon, Sept. 27. Gen. Shalikashvili is scheduled to return to Washington on Saturday evening, Sept. 28.

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