Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will host an honor cordon to welcome Minister of Defense Mario Fernandez of the Republic of Chile, to the Pentagon at 1:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, May 24, 2001.
The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Media must be at the River Entrance no later than 12:40 p.m. EDT for the cordon.
Rumsfeld and Fernandez will conduct a brief media availability following their meeting at approximately 1:45 p.m. EDT on the steps of the River Entrance. Media must be at the River Entrance no later than 1:30 p.m. EDT for the availability.
Media interested in audiovisual coverage of these events may contact Pat Toombs at (703) 697-6161.