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Notice to the Press
April 28, 2000

Secretary Albright To Witness Initialing of Host Government Agreement
For Baku-Tiblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline

Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright will witness today, Friday, April 28, at 5:15 p.m, ,the initialing of the Host Government Agreement between Georgia and private investors in the Baku-Tiblisi-Ceyhan main oil export line. Following introductory remarks by Secretary Albright, the Agreement will be initialed by a representative of the Government of Georgia and a representative of the Azeri Working Group.

The Host Government Agreement is the draft project agreement between Georgia and private investors in the Baku-Tiblisi-Ceyhan main oil export line. This agreement is the final piece of the legal framework for that pipeline.

This ceremony will be open for press coverage. All press representatives who wish to cover this event will be escorted to the Treaty Room from the C Street Lobby at 5:00 p.m.

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