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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 103-97
May 12, 1997

Full Honors, Joint Press Conference Planned for Russian Defense Minister

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will host a Full Honors Arrival Ceremony to welcome Minister of Defense Igor Rodionov, of the Russian Federation, to the Pentagon at 9 a.m. (EDT), Tuesday, May 13, 1997.

Media covering the arrival ceremony must be at the River Parade Field no later than 8:40 a.m. (EDT). Media interested in audiovisual coverage of these events may contact Mr. Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.

Secretary Cohen and Minister Rodionov will also hold a joint press conference at 11:30 a.m. (EDT) in the Pentagon Briefing Studio, Room 2E781.

As a result of the joint press conference, the Tuesday Pentagon Press Briefing, regularly scheduled for 1:30 p.m., will be canceled.

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