Tuesday, February 01, 2005

CNN.com - Clinton named head of U.N. tsunami rebuilding

CNN.com - Clinton named head of U.N. tsunami rebuilding: "UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will serve as the U.N. envoy for tsunami reconstruction efforts in South Asia, the United Nations announced Tuesday.
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan believes 'no one could possibly be better qualified for this task,' a spokesman for Annan said.
'The secretary-general is confident that President Clinton will bring energy, dynamism and focus to the task of sustaining world interest in the vital recovery and reconstruction phase,' the spokesman said in a written statement.
At President George W. Bush's request, Clinton and former President George H.W. Bush are helping to encourage private-sector financial support to help tsunami-struck areas.
When named to that position last month, Clinton said monetary donations to aid agencies were the best way to help."


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