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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 213-95
July 24, 1995

No.213-P:07/24/95:Secretary of Defense William J. Perry is

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry is hosting the first Defense Ministerial of the Americas from today to July 26, 1995, in Colonial Williamsburg, Va. Vice President Gore will make opening remarks for the Ministerial on Tuesday.

The Ministerial provides the Secretary an opportunity to get to know his counterparts in the Western Hemisphere better and to initiate a dialogue on defense and security issues. The Ministerial is being held in the spirit of the Miami Summit and complements the process of hemispheric integration begun there.

An updated itinerary of media events during the Ministerial is attached.

Defense Ministerial of the Americas

Working Itinerary of Media Events as of Monday, 7:30 a.m.

MONDAY, JULY 24, 1995

. Press Conference: Secretary of Defense William Perry, Langley AFB, Virginia. Conference will be at base flightline and is from noon to 12:30 p.m.

. Photo Opportunity: Arrival of Ministers of Defense, Langley AFB flightline through 1:05 p.m.

. Photo Opportunity: Stroll to Governor's Palace by Secretary and Mrs. Perry, Dr. and Mrs. Nye and Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn. Starting time is 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, JULY 25, 1995

. Press/Photo Opportunity: Secretary Perry's opening remarks to the Plenary session in the Virginia Room of Williamsburg Lodge starting at 8 a.m.

. Press/Photo Opportunity: Heads of Delegation have photo taken in front of Williamsburg Inn starting at 11:45 a.m.

. Press/Photo Opportunity: Ministers host individual press interviews. Ministers and times to be announced.

. Press/Photo Opportunity: Remarks by Vice President Gore at the Virginia Room of the Williamsburg Lodge starting at 1:55 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 1995

. Pooled Press/Photo Opportunity: Closing Ceremonies are at the House of Burgesses starting at 11 a.m.

. Press Conference: Secretary Perry in the Press Center starting immediately after closing ceremonies or approximately 12:10 p.m. Ministers will also hold individual press conferences later. Times and locations are yet to be determined.

NOTE: Media should contact the Defense Ministerial of the Americas Press Center, located in the Commonwealth Hall of the Woodlawns Hotel (in the vicinity of the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor's Center) for credentials and additional information concerning schedule and time changes. The press center opens Sunday, July 23, at 5 p.m. All media covering this event must have proper press and DMA credentials.