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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 7, 1996

Statement by the Press Secretary


The Clinton Administration has appointed Ambassador William Brown and Mr. Stanley Roth as Special Envoys on Burma who will depart for the region this weekend. They will visit several ASEAN states and Japan next week to seek a coordinated response to ongoing developments in Burma.

Ambassador Brown and Mr. Roth will consult with government officials in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore, Manila and Tokyo from June 10-17. They will be accompanied by Dennis Harter, Director of the Office of Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam Affairs at the Department of State.

Ambassador William Brown is a retired career Foreign Service officer with nearly forty years of distinguished service. He was the U.S. Ambassador to Thailand from 1988 to 1992. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 1983 to 1985.

Stanley Roth is Director of Research and Studies at the United States Institute for Peace. He was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council from 1994-95. Prior to that time, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia and Pacific Affairs from 1993-94. From 1985-92 he was Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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