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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 24, 2003

President's Statement on the Death of Madame Chiang Kai-shek
Statement by the President

Laura and I were saddened to learn of the death of Madame Chiang Kai-shek. Madame Chiang was a close friend of the United States throughout her life, and especially during the defining struggles of the last century. Generations of Americans will always remember and respect her intelligence and strength of character. On behalf of the American people, I extend condolences to Madame Chiang's family members and many admirers around the world.

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