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On-The-Record Remarks To The Press

Secretary Colin L. Powell
New Takanawa Prince Hotel
Tokyo, Japan
January 21, 2002

 9:50 p.m. EST

 SECRETARY POWELL:  The conference is off to an excellent start.  I think we're very impressed by the initial contributions that have been made and everybody was touched by Chairman Karzai's moving presentation.  So I think we're off to a good start. And the need is great and the desire on the part of the international community to help is great as well.  And I congratulate the Japanese government for hosting this conference.  And let's hope that we have a good two days now.  Thank you.  Bye-bye.



Released on January 21, 2002

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