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11 August 2003

U.S. Joint Chiefs Chair Myers Visits Latin America

General will thank counterparts for contributions to Iraqi operations

General Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, embarked on a trip to Latin America on August 11, according to a Defense Department press release.

Myers will visit El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Colombia during his trip and thank his counterparts for their contributions to Operation Iraqi Freedom, the press release said.

Following is the text of the press release:

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U.S. Department of Defense
Press Advisory
Aug 11, 2003

Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left Washington, D.C., on Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, for Latin America. During this trip he will travel to El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Colombia. Meyers will express thanks to his counterparts and other government officials for their contributions in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He will also discuss issues of mutual interest and security concerns. While in the region, Myers will meet with U.S. and foreign troops.

For questions about these events, please contact the special assistant for public affairs, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, (703) 697-4272.

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(Distributed by the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov)



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