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Remarks of Assistant Secretary Strickling at the UK Internet Governance Forum

Remarks of Lawrence E. Strickling
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information

UK Internet Governance Forum
London, England
November 17, 2016

--As Prepared for Delivery--

 

Thank you to the UK IGF steering committee for inviting me to participate, and thank you to those of your here in London, and to everyone joining the proceedings remotely. 

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