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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
February 22, 2001

President Bush to Nominate Kelly as Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

The President today announced his intention to nominate James Andrew Kelly to be Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Kelly is presently the President of the Pacific Forum of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii. During the Reagan Administration, he served as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and as Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. He served at the Pentagon as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs for East Asia and the Pacific from 1983 to 1986. A twenty-three year veteran of the U.S. Navy, he is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and received a M.B.A. from Harvard University.