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President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of Press Secretary
June 25, 2007

President Bush Pleased by Unanimous Approval of Robert Zoellick as President of the World Bank

I welcome the action by the Executive Board of the World Bank to unanimously approve Robert Zoellick as President of the World Bank. Bob Zoellick is a dynamic leader who is deeply committed to the mission of the World Bank in helping struggling nations to defeat poverty, grow their economies, strengthen transparency and accountability in governance, and offer their people the prospect of a better life. The United States looks forward to continuing our close partnership with the World Bank to achieve these shared goals.

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