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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 056-03
May 29, 2003

Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz to Travel to Asia

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz departed Andrews Air Force Base, Md., this morning for a five-day trip to Singapore, the Republic of Korea and Japan.

While in Singapore, he will attend a conference of Asian security and defense officials sponsored by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. On Saturday, May 31, he will speak to the conference about U.S. strategy and security in the Asia-Pacific region. Media interested in covering this event should contact the International Institute for Strategic Studies (www.iiss.org).

While in Korea, he will visit U.S. troops and have several meetings with Korean officials. He will also speak to the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry and hold a media availability. Media interested in covering these events should contact U.S. Forces Korea public affairs at 82-2-7913-4661.

While in Tokyo, he will have several meetings with Japanese officials. On Tuesday, June 3, he will conduct a media availability at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. Media interested in covering this event should contact the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo at 81-3-3224-5271.

If you need further assistance, please call Hollen Johnson at 703-697-9845 or 571-232-0662 (cell).

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