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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 29, 2008

Statement by Press Secretary Dana Perino

President Bush's Participation in the U.N. Meeting on Interfaith Dialogue, November 13

The President looks forward to participating in the United Nations meeting on interfaith dialogue, in New York City on 13 November. The President appreciates King Abdallah of Saudi Arabia's initiative in calling for this dialogue and remains committed to fostering interfaith harmony among all religions, both at home and abroad. The United States affirms its support for individual religious freedom, the right to practice one's religion, the equality of all people regardless of their religious faith, and the other principles of religious freedom enshrined in the U.N. Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The President also looks forward to holding a bilateral meeting with King Abdallah in New York on November 13.

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