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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 20, 2008
President Bush Visits Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Offers Condolences, Aid
THE PRESIDENT: Laura and I have come to the Chinese Embassy -- Mr. Ambassador, thank you very much. Madam, thank you very much. We've come to express our country's condolences for those who mourn for the loved ones.
We stand ready to help in any way that the Chinese government would like. We know there's great courage being displayed, Mr. Ambassador, as rescue workers search for those who may still be living.
This natural disaster is very hard on many of your people and we understand that. And we extend our deepest sympathies, and pray for recovery and pray for the strength of those who are -- whose lives have been torn apart during this terrible tragedy. Thank you.
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