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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 19, 2005


Swearing In Ceremony for Ambassador John Danilovich as Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation

President George W. Bush will deliver remarks at the Swearing In Ceremony for Ambassador John Danilovich as Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., in the Benjamin Franklin Room. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will also deliver remarks.

MCC, a U.S. government corporation established by President Bush in January 2004, administers the Millennium Challenge Account. MCC represents a different approach to development assistance with a focused mandate to reduce poverty through grants designed to encourage sustainable economic growth in the world’s poorest countries. As stewards of the American taxpayer dollar, MCC is designed to make aid more effective by working with countries that have demonstrated a commitment to good governance so that aid can be used well.

Press coverage is as follows:

Pool Press Coverage For TV Cameras and Still Photographers

TV camera pool will include: US networks’ pool, State Department’s Office of Broadcast
Services (for international TV outlets), C-SPAN, WHTV and White House travel pool
Still cameras will be the White House travel pool cameras

Pre-set time for Cameras: 7:30 a.m. from the C Street entrance

Open Press Coverage For Writers

Access for writers and stills: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance

Final Access forwriters and stills: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance


NO PRESS WILL BE PERMITTED ENTRY AFTER 9:30 a.m.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).

2005/1187


Released on December 19, 2005

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