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Special Press Briefing and Release of 2009 International Narcotics Control Strategy Rep


Notice to the Press
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 25, 2009

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Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs David T. Johnson will deliver remarks on the release of the 2009 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report on Friday, February 27, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. in the State Department Press Briefing Room (Room 2209). Assistant Secretary Johnson will respond to questions following his opening remarks.

This on-the-record, on-camera briefing is open for press coverage. Members of the press who do not have a State Department building pass should arrive at the 23rd Street entrance by 12:15 p.m. for clearance through security and access to the briefing room. Media representatives may attend this briefing upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).

Advance Viewing of the Embargoed Report
Instructions for embargoed access of the report will be available on Friday, February 27, at 11:00 a.m. in the State Department’s Press Office (Room 2109). The entire report is EMBARGOED until the end of the press briefing, approximately 1:00 p.m.

Electronic Access to the Report via Internet
The full text of the report will be available for downloading from the Department of State website at http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/nrcrpt/index.htm as soon as possible after the conclusion of the briefing on February 27. 

Book Form
Copies of the full report will be sold at a later date by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC 20402; telephone 202-512-1800; fax 202-512-2250.

Press Contacts
Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
Susan Pittman (202) 647-2842
Thomas White (202) 736-4144



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