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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
Taken Questions of June 14, 1994

1. THE CZECH REPUBLIC Q: What can you tell us about the Czech Minister of Interior's visit to the Department of State today? Was there any connection with Russian criminal group activities?

A: THE CZECH INTERIOR MINISTER, JAN RUML AND JUSTICE MINISTER, JIRI NOVAK, WERE HOSTED AT A WORKING LUNCHEON BY THE ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS MATTERS. THEY ALSO MET WITH THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH.

DISCUSSIONS WITH MINISTERS RUML AND NOVAK FOCUSED ON ORGANIZED CRIME AND NARCOTICS TRAFFICKING, AND THE WAY IN WHICH SUCH ISSUES ARE COORDINATED BY U.S. FOREIGN AFFAIRS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES.

2. NORTH KOREA Q: Has the State Department been in touch with Selig Harrison concerning his recent visit to North Korea?

A: YES. WE HAVE CONTACTED MR. HARRISON AND HAVE ARRANGED TO MEET WITH HIM LATER THIS WEEK. (###)

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