THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
VICE PRESIDENT'S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR LEON FUERTH TO TRAVEL TO MOSCOW FOR MEETINGS WITH RUSSIAN OFFICIALS At the invitation of the Russian Government, Leon Fuerth, National
Security Advisor to Vice President Gore, will travel to Moscow from March 12-16 for meetings with Russian officials. He will be joined by National Security Council officials Mark Medish, Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasian Affairs; and Gary Samore, Senior Director for Nonproliferation and Export Controls. This trip is one of several Mr. Fuerth has made to Russia in his capacity as the Vice President's National Security Advisor.
Mr. Fuerth will meet with members of the Russian government, the Duma, and the Federation Council to discuss the ongoing agenda of the U.S.-Russia Joint Commission and other issues of bilateral concern, including nonproliferation, the Expanded Threat Reduction Initiative, and regional security issues. Mr. Fuerth's agenda will highlight the importance of strengthening democratic and free market institutions in Russia and achieving a lasting political solution to the conflict in Chechnya. He will also meet with representatives of Russian NGOs and members of the American business community.
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