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U.S. Department of State
96/01/12 USUN Press Release #003-(96)
U.S. Mission to the United Nations 
 
 
 
                                          USUN PRESS RELEASE #003-(96) 
                                                      JANUARY 12, 1996 
 
 
 
                        Statement by James P. Rubin 
           Spokesman for U.S. Ambassador Madeleine K. Albright 
                              January 12, 1996 
 
Ambassador Madeleine K. Albright, in her dual capacity as U.S. Permanent 
Representative to the United Nations and as a Member of the National 
Security Council and President Clinton's cabinet, will depart Monday, 
January 15, for Africa.  Ambassador Albright will lead a Presidential 
Mission to Liberia, Angola, Burundi, Rwanda and Egypt. 
 
In Liberia, a nation of special historical significance to the United 
States, Ambassador Albright will meet with Liberian faction leaders; 
UNOMIL, ECOWAS and ECOMOG officials; and UN agency heads.  She will 
discuss the country's emergence from civil war and offer support for 
keeping the peace process on track. 
 
Ambassador Albright will then visit Angola to review UN peace efforts.  
There she will meet with leaders of both parties to the Angolan conflict 
to encourage improved dialogue and reconciliation.  She will also 
consult with UN Special Representative Maitre Beye and UNAVEM III 
observers and officials in the Angolan peacekeeping mission in advance 
of the UNAVEM III mandate renewal in early February. 
 
From Angola, Ambassador Albright will travel to Burundi and Rwanda.  In 
Burundi, she will examine the depth of the humanitarian crisis and the 
deteriorating political situation occurring there.  In Rwanda, 
Ambassador Albright will meet with President Pasteur Bizimungu and Vice 
President Paul Kagame.  She will visit with UNAMIR, UNHCR, UNDP, and War 
Crimes Tribunal officials to discuss UN efforts in the country. 
 
The Ambassador will then travel to Cairo, where she will meet with 
Egyptian Government officials to discuss Security Council matters.  She 
will return to the United States on January 23rd. 
 
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