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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 166-95
June 02, 1995

No. 166-P:06/02/95:General John M. Shalikashvili, chairman

General John M. Shalikashvili, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will depart Andrews Air Force Base, Md., today, June 2, 1995, for a visit to Paris, France; Vienna, Austria; Naples, Italy; Zagreb, Croatia, and Brussels, Belgium.

In Paris, the chairman will take part in meetings with his NATO and European Union counterparts. While in Vienna, he is scheduled to meet with General of the Army Mikhail Kolesnikov, chief of the Russian General Staff, to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern. He will also meet with the Austrian Minister of Defense and the Chief of Defense. In Naples, General Shalikashvili will meet with the commander in chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe; and in Zagreb, he will meet with UN officials and visit U.S. troops. The chairman will then travel to Brussels to attend the Defense Planning Committee/Nuclear Planning Group meetings on June 8-9.

The chairman will return to Washington, D.C. on June 9.

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