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Department of State Welcomes South Asian Seeds of Peace Participants


Notice to the Press
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 15, 2009

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Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake, Jr. will welcome South Asian participants of Seeds of Peace on Wednesday, July 15, at 4:00 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State. This group consists of teenage leaders from Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan who have just completed a three-week conflict resolution program in Maine.

This event is open press. All remarks will be on the record.

Pre-set time for cameras: 3:10 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Final access time for writers and stills: 3:40 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Media representatives may attend this event 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).

PRESS CONTACTS:

Karlygash Faillace
Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-8914
FaillaceKB@state.gov

Office of Press Relations,
U.S. Department of State:
(202) 647-2492



PRN: 2009/279

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