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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 5:30am
Salaam A Laykum.   First Vice President Masood, Minister Khan, distinguished ministers and other civil servants of Afghanistan, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General Kai Eide, representatives of the international community, and importantly, all who seek to improve water resources development and management. On behalf of the United States Government, it is an honor to be here at this important conference. Thank you for the invitation. 
 
Friday, July 3, 2009 (All day)

Assalamu Alaikum.

I am honored to be with you today as the Islamic Society of North America gathers to discuss the ideals that bind us all together as Americans - the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

ISNA has, since its inception, striven to build bridges of understanding and cooperation between people of faith.

You represent the power of open dialogue to foster ideas and create change in our communities - from your civic engagement here at home, to your efforts to help those in need after the tsunami or in Darfur.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 (All day)

 

I want to thank Chairman Payne for his longstanding commitment to health and recognize our distinguished guests from the African Union and the African Diplomatic Corps. Thank you for coming and for organizing this event with the Global Health Council, Save the Children, and the US Coalition for Child Survival.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 (All day)

Good morning. It is an honor to be here to celebrate International Women's Day with a group of professionals whose work I respect and admire.

To the women and men of the U.S. Agency for International Development - thank you for all you do to promote the interests of our country while working to build a better world. You have my continued commitment to work in Congress to advance and invest in your mission and your success.

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 5:30am
Salaam Alaikum. Minister Farhang, Judge Baha, Mr. Zakhiwal, Mr. Haqju, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the United States Government, I am honored to be a part of this important event that will help bring greater prosperity and economic independence to  Afghanistan. 
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 5:30am
Your Excellencies, Ambassador Roshan, the faculty and students of ATVI, business owners and managers, and international colleagues.  I am honored to be with you here today to launch the first ATVI Job Fair that will help lay the foundation for a vibrant Afghan workforce.  I applaud your efforts and heartily congratulate the graduates.  It is particularly n oteworthy that this building was built 40 years ago with my government’s help, so it’s good to see it is being put to good use again.
 
Monday, April 21, 2008 - 5:30am

First, let me again thank our hosts, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for your gracious hospitality today.

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