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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
July 20, 2005

President's Statement on Saudi Arabian Ambassador Bandar

The President thanks His Royal Highness Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud for his distinguished service as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the United States. Ambassador Bandar has been a tireless advocate for close ties, warm relations, and mutual understanding between the United States and Saudi Arabia for over twenty years. In troubled times U.S. Presidents past and present have relied upon Ambassador Bandar's advice. In good times, they have enjoyed his wit, charm, and humor. Throughout his tenure Ambassador Bandar has remained a close, steadfast friend to the United States. The President bids Ambassador Bandar and his family a fond farewell and wishes them all the best on their return to the Kingdom.

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