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Release No: 097-00
June 02, 2000

CJCS General Shelton travels to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

Army Gen. Henry H. Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will depart Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Sunday, June 4, 2000, for counterpart meetings and a routine troop visit to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. He will also attend NATO meetings in Brussels, Belgium on June 8-9.

In Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, June 6, Shelton will participate in the U.S. Military Training Mission change of command ceremony; meet with his Saudi counterpart, General Saleh bin Ali bin Al-Muhayya, Chief of the Saudi General Staff; and visit U.S. troops at Prince Sultan Air Base.

On Wednesday June 7, in Kuwait, Shelton will meet with His Excellency Shaykh Salim al-Sabah al-Salim Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti Minister of Defense; and then visit U.S. Task Force 1-9 Calvary soldiers.

Shelton will attend NATO ministerial meetings in Brussels, Belgium on June 8-9. He returns to Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 9.

For further information, please contact Joan Asboth in the chairman's public affairs office at (703) 697-4272.

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