August 14, 2002 - State Department Briefing Transcript: State Department Questions about Peace Corps Russia

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State Department Questions about Peace Corps Russia

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Washington File

14 August 2002

State Department Briefing Transcript

(QUESTION: Speaking on Russia, has there been any movement on the Peace Corps visa issue?

MR. REEKER: I'm not aware of anything different than what we talked about the other day. It's a subject, as I mentioned I think then, or in subsequent conversations with some of you, that Secretary Powell had discussed in one of his frequent conversations with Foreign Minister Ivanov obviously it's a decision that Russia needs to take. We offer the Peace Corps volunteers as a resource. We think it's been effective, an effective program, in many parts of the world, and indeed in Russia since they first -- we first had our cooperative agreement with Russia from I believe about 1992. Obviously if Russia decides that that just isn't for them at this point, then we'll redirect those resources elsewhere.

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