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Foreign Counterparts Joining Mrs. Reagan at Drug Conference

February 12, 1985

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The wives of government leaders from 16 countries will join Nancy Reagan for a two-day conference in Washington and Atlanta on youth drug abuse, it was announced Tuesday.

Jennefer Hirshberg, Mrs. Reagan’s press secretary, said the women will meet at the White House on April 24 for a day-long series of briefings by experts on drug abuse, specialists on international drug dealing and leaders of the parents’ movement against drugs.

The next day, the women will travel to Atlanta to attend the opening of the 5th annual international conference by a group called Pride (Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education). Mrs. Reagan spoke at the conference in 1982. The women will return to Washington the same day.

The guests will include Maria Lorenza Barreneche de Alfonsin of Argentina, Teresa Ormachea de Siles of Bolivia, Risoleta Tolentino Neves of Brazil, Mila Mulroney of Canada, Eugenia Cordovez de Febres Cordero of Ecuador, Joan Fitzgerald of Ireland, Anna Maria Craxi of Italy, Mitsy Seaga of Jamaica.

Also, Tsutako Nakasone of Japan, Siti Hasmah of Malaysia, Sarojini Devi Jugnauth of Mauritius, Paloma Cordero de la Madrid of Mexico, Anne Marie Willoch of Norway, Begum Shafig Zia of Pakistan, Maria Consuelo Rivera de Ardito Barletta of Panama and Maria Manuela Eanes of Portugal.

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