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31 January 2004

U.S. Pledges $1.6 Million to Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism

Funds to be used to bolster committee's work in the Americas

Following is the State Department announcement of the U.S. pledge:

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Office of the Spokesman
January 30, 2004


U.S. Pledges $1.6 million to the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism

The U.S. delegation to the Organization of American States' Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism pledged $1.6 million to support the fight against terrorism. U.S. delegation head Ambassador Cofer Black said these State Department funds will be used by the Committee to bolster the Committee's ability to provide capacity-building assistance and counterterrorism expertise in the Americas.

The Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism met on January 28-30 in Montevideo, Uruguay, to discuss effective hemispheric strategies to prevent, detect, and eradicate terrorism. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States Ambassador John Maisto, Department of Homeland Security Director of International Affairs Ambassador Cresencio Arcos, and Deputy Attorney General John Malcolm, served as senior advisors to the U.S. delegation.

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