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First Lady To Travel Abroad

August 28, 1998

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Hillary Rodham Clinton, mostly out of sight since her husband’s admission of an extramarital affair, returns to public view next week with appearances in Moscow and Belfast accompanying President Clinton’s travels to Russia and Northern Ireland.

Returning to Washington on Sunday from a vacation Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., the first lady and the president are scheduled to depart the next day for Russia, where Clinton plans to meet with President Boris Yeltsin.

On Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton is scheduled to visit a clothing factory owned by a woman and to address female entrepreneurs, accompanied by Yeltsin’s wife, Naina. The two first ladies also will have lunch and tour a gallery before joining their husbands for an official dinner.

On Wednesday, Mrs. Clinton participates in a panel discussion with a wide cross-section of Russian women on the challenges women face in balancing the demands of families and careers. Later that day, she flies to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to deliver the keynote address at a conference on women’s role in the economic and political world.

The first lady has made no public comments since her husband, in a televised address Aug. 17, acknowledged an improper relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky and said he had misled Americans, including his wife.

A day after Clinton’s address, the first lady said through a spokeswoman that she was ``committed to her marriage and loves her husband.″

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