Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will host an honor cordon to welcome Minister of Defense Alain Richard of the French Republic to the Pentagon at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, July 9, 2001.
The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.
Rumsfeld and Richard will hold a brief media availability at the River Entrance following their meeting at approximately 12:30 p.m. EDT.
Media interested in covering the arrival must be at the River Entrance no later than 11:10 a.m. EDT. Those wishing to cover the media availability must be in position no later then 12:10 p.m. EDT. Media interested in audiovisual coverage of these events may contact Pat Toombs at (703) 697-6161.