Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will host an honor cordon to welcome Minister of Defense George Fernandes, of India, to the Pentagon at 11:45 a.m. EST, Thursday, Jan.17, 2002.
The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Media must be at the River Entrance no later than 11:25 a.m. EST for the cordon.
Rumsfeld and Fernandes will conduct a joint press conference in the Pentagon Briefing Room 2E781 at 12:45 p.m. EST. Media without Pentagon credentials must be at the River Entrance no later than 12:25 p.m. EST for escort to the Briefing Room.
Media interested in audiovisual coverage of this event may contact Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.