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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 14, 2005

President's Statement on Karen Hughes

Our long-term strategy to keep the peace is to help change the conditions that give rise to extremism and terror by spreading the universal principle of human liberty. This will require an aggressive effort to share and communicate America's fundamental values while respecting the cultures and traditions of other nations.

President George W. Bush meets with Karen Hughes and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for breakfast in the President's private dining room at the White House Monday, March 14, 2005. Secretary Rice announced today that Karen Hughes will be nominated as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.  White House photo by Krisanne Johnson Karen Hughes has been one of my most trusted and closest advisers, and she has the experience, expertise, and judgment to lead this critical effort. Her return to public service in this important position signifies my personal commitment to the international diplomacy that is needed in these historic times. I value her counsel and friendship, as does Secretary Rice.

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