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Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Chairman
Hon. Alcee L. Hastings, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
www.csce.gov
October 6, 2010

CARDIN, SMITH TO REPRESENT UNITED STATES AT INTERNATIONAL MEETING IN ITALY


WASHINGTON--U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission), and Commission Ranking Republican Chris Smith (R-NJ) will represent the U.S Congressional delegation at the Fall Meetings of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly in Palermo, Italy, October 8-11.

 

More than 200 parliamentarians from 50 OSCE countries are expected to participate in the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Ninth Fall Meetings. Hosted by the Sicilian Regional Assembly, the conference will include meetings of the Assembly’s Mediterranean Forum  and a panel discussion on “The Fight against Transnational Organized Crime and Corruption” moderated by Chairman Cardin.

 

Senator Cardin is Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly. Congressman Smith, who serves as the Assembly’s Special Representative on Human Trafficking Issues, will speak on lessons learned from the first 10 years of the fight against human trafficking and opportunities for continued progress in the next decade.

 

MEDIA ACCESS:

Meetings are open press. Schedule and credential information is available through the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly -- Click here.

 

INTERVIEW REQUESTS:

To interview members of the U.S. delegation, contact Neil Simon at neil.simon@mail.house.gov or +1 (202) 340-7450.

 

Media Contact: Neil Simon
202.225.1901
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