The White House
President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
January 26, 2001

Statement by the President

I am saddened by the news of the tragic earthquake centered in India's Gujarat state this morning.  I extend my condolences and those of the American people to the families of the many victims in the cities and villages of Gujarat and elsewhere.  Earthquakes know no political boundaries:  I send condolences to the people affected in neighboring Pakistan as well.  We stand ready to assist as needed and as desired by the governments.

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