RON THORNBURGH
Secretary of State

STATE OF KANSAS
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
(785) 296-4564
www.kssos.org


NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
Tuesday June 13, 2001

Contact Information
Jesse Borjon, Communications Director
Office of the Secretary of State
(785) 296-4580
jesseb@kssos.org

THORNBURGH NAMED AMERICAN SWISS FOUNDATION YOUNG LEADER

Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh will represent Kansas at the American Swiss Foundation’s 2001 Young Leaders Conference in Switzerland. The exchange will be held in Bad Ragaz, which is one-hour southeast of Zurich. The conference will begin on June 15th and end on June 24th.


During the conference, Secretary Thornburgh and other participants will discuss vital issues of the day with high-level Swiss government officials; also attending will be business, media, and cultural leaders. The goal is for American participants to be able to see Switzerland from the inside, to catch a glimpse of the characteristics the Swiss society and political institutions offer. The annual exchange is the American Swiss Foundation’s 2001 Young Leaders Conference, now in its twelfth year, and is a major undertaking of the institution.


“My Visit to Switzerland will build on our already sound relations with the Swiss government and people. When two great countries come together with such a shared history, the knowledge and ideas exchanged enhance this great partnership,” stated Thornburgh.

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