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Press Statement
Sean McCormack, Spokesman
Washington, DC
September 19, 2006


Appointment of Andrew Natsios as the Presidentís Special Envoy for Sudan

As the President announced today at the United Nations General Assembly, Andrew S. Natsios will serve as the Presidentís Special Envoy for Sudan. Mr. Natsios will advise the President and Secretary of State and work closely with Assistant Secretary Jendayi Frazer to end the conflict in Darfur and to bring peace and stability to all of Sudan. His mandate will include facilitating the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the Darfur Peace Agreement, reviewing the state of US-Sudan relations, and making recommendations for advancing our policy.

Mr. Natsios, a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, has extensive experience in Sudan. Through his more than 15 years of work with local and regional leaders, including as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, he has been an outspoken defender of human rights and of those in need in all parts of Sudan. We are pleased that Mr. Natsios has accepted this position and know that he will dedicate himself toward carrying out the Presidentís agenda for a just and lasting peace in Sudan.

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Released on September 19, 2006

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