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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 14, 2005


Selection of Elizabeth Cheney as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State For Near Eastern Affairs and Coordinator for Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiatives

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today announced the selection of Elizabeth Cheney as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and Coordinator for Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiatives.

As Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Ms. Cheney’s duties will include a focus on U.S. bilateral and multilateral efforts to support freedom, democracy and expanded economic and education opportunities in the Broader Middle East and North Africa.

Ms. Cheney has served previously in government, most recently as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs from 2002 to 2003. Prior to that Ms. Cheney practiced law in the private sector and at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. Ms. Cheney has also served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State for Assistance to the former Soviet Union, and as a USAID officer in US embassies in Budapest and Warsaw. Ms. Cheney received her bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and her law degree from the University of Chicago.
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