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Notice to the Press
January 18, 2000

Secretary Albright To Travel To Switzerland and Russia

Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright will travel to Switzerland and Russia from January 29 - February 1, 2000.

The Secretary will attend the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. She will meet with business representatives and world leaders, as well as support President Clinton's participation at the Davos meeting on January 29. Secretary Albright will address the Forum on January 30.

In Moscow, the Secretary will make an official visit to pursue bilateral agenda issues with Foreign Minister Ivanov and other Russian officials. The Secretary will discuss issues related to arms control, non-proliferation, Chechnya, economic reform and multilateral affairs.

Russia and the United States, as co-sponsors of the Middle East Peace Process, will co-chair a ministerial meeting of the Multilateral Steering Group on February 1 in Moscow. Secretary Albright will lead the U.S. delegation. The purpose of the meeting will be to mark the formal revival and resumption of work of the multilateral track of the peace process.

A sign-up sheet has been posted in the Press Office for those journalists wishing to travel with the Secretary. The sign-up sheet will close Wednesday, January 19 at 5 p.m.

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