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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 064-95
March 03, 1995

No. 064-P:03/03/95:General John M. Shalikashvili, USA, cha

General John M. Shalikashvili, USA, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will depart Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on Sunday, March 5, 1995, for Brazil, Argentina and Chile, with a stopover in Panama on return. During the South America visit, he will be the guest of his counterparts in Brazil and Argentina, General Benedito Leonel and Lieutenant General Mario Candido Diaz, respectively; while in Chile, he will be hosted by the Minister of Defense, Edmundo Perez Yoma.

The Chairman will meet with senior government leaders in each of the host countries, and will consult with the U.S. Ambassadors there as well, discussing a wide-range of regional and bilateral isues. This will be his initial visit to these countries since becming Chairman. Before returning to Andrews on March 13, General Shalikashvili will briefly visit Panama for discussions with General Berry R. McCaffrey, USA, commander-in-chief of United States Southern Command.