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Release No: 125-97
June 02, 1997

Jun 3, 1997 Press Briefing Canceled in Lieu of Other Media Activities

The Pentagon Press Briefing for Tuesday, June 3, 1997 is canceled and will be replaced by several media activities planned for the day, including arrival ceremonies, a joint press conference and a background briefing.

Events begin when Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen hosts an honor cordon to welcome Minister of Defense Tit Turnsek, of the Republic of Slovenia, to the Pentagon at 10:30 a.m. (EDT).

The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. There will be a media availability immediately following the cordon.

Media must be at the River Entrance no later than 10:10 a.m. (EDT).

Secretary Cohen will host another honor cordon to welcome Secretary of State for Defense George Robertson, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Pentagon at noon on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.

Media interested in audiovisual coverage of this honor cordon must be at the River Entrance no later than 11:40 a.m. (EDT).

In lieu of a media availability following the cordon, Secretary Cohen and Secretary Robertson will conduct a joint press conference at 1:45 p.m. (EDT) in the Pentagon Briefing Studio, Room 2E781.

Point of contact for audiovisual coverage of both of these events is Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.

Finally, a senior defense official will hold a background briefing on gender integrated training on June 3, 1997 at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) in Room 3E752.

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