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U.S. Department of State 
96/09/06 Statement: Minority Business Conference, Sept. 11 
Office of the Spokesman 
 
 
 
 
                    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE 
 
                    Office of the Spokesman 
_________________________________________________________________ 
For Immediate Release                           September 6, 1996 
 
 
           STATEMENT BY Glyn Davies, Acting SPOKESMAN 
 
   State Department Hosts Minority Business Conference Sept. 11 
 
 
Secretary of State Warren Christopher, Secretary of Commerce Mickey 
Kantor, Energy Secretary Hazel O‚Leary, and Acting U.S. Trade 
Representative Charlene Barshefsky will address the Minority Business 
Conference on „Opportunities in International Business: U.S. Government 
Resources for Minority Businesspeopleš to be held at the State 
Department on September 11 in the Dean Acheson Auditorium. 
 
The conference, open to the press, is designed to showcase the 
Administration‚s efforts to reduce foreign barriers to American goods 
and services, to promote U.S. trade and investment and to help minority 
businesspeople obtain the information and assistance they need to take 
full advantage of those opportunities.   
 
The conference will feature opening remarks by Secretary Christopher 
followed by presentations by Secretary Kantor and Ambassador Barshefsky. 
The conference will also include panel discussions, workshops, and 
breakout sessions on regional trade issues led by other senior 
department officials, and will conclude with remarks by Secretary 
O‚Leary. 
 
For further information on program content, contact Jeff Donald in the 
Office of the Coordinator for Business Affairs at (202)647-1625.
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