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Travel to South Asia and Africa

January 2, 2005 to January 9, 2005

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Secretary Powell meets with Sri Lankan tsunami victims at a relief distribution center in Galle, Sri LankaSecretary Powell visited the tsunami-affected areas of South Asia. He met with officials of the concerned governments and observed first hand some of the areas that have seen devastation. He went to Bangkok, Thailand with Governor Jeb Bush, who has great experience in these kinds of relief efforts, and USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios. From Bangkok, Thailand, they went to Phuket , then on to Jakarta and Aceh in Indonesia.  The Secretary also attended an ASEAN-sponsored international conference in Jakarta to help deal with this situation.  After stopping in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to look at tsunami relief efforts, the Secretary traveled on to Nairobi, Kenya. In Nairobi, he witnessed the signing of the comprehensive peace accords on Sudan. While in Nairobi, he met with Kenyan Government officials, as well as Sudanese leaders. 

Photo Gallery: Tsunami Relief Assistance; Secretary Powell and Governor Bush in South Asia

Remarks by Secretary Powell
Secretary Powell spoke to students at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.2005/01/09: Remarks at the Signing Ceremony of the Sudan Comprehensive Peace Agreement
2005/01/09: Interview on ABC's This Week With George Stephanopoulos
2005/01/09: Interview on CNN's Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer
2005/01/09: Interview on Fox News Sunday With Brit Hume
2005/01/08: Interview With John Gachie of Sudan Mirror and With Nemat Bilal of Sudan News Agency
2005/01/08: Remarks to the Press With Sudanese Vice President Ali Osman Taha and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement Chairman John Garang
2005/01/08: Remarks to Students in Nairobi, Kenya
2005/01/07: Interview With CNN's John King
2005/01/07: Remarks to the Press at Colombo International Airport
2005/01/06: Remarks to the Traveling Press in Indonesia
2005/01/06: Interview With Indiarto Priadi of Indonesia’s SCTV
2005/01/06: Remarks at the ASEAN Leader's Special Meeting on Tsunami Relief
2005/01/05: Interview on NBC's Nightly News
2005/01/05: Remarks With Governor Bush and Indonesian Minister Alwi
2005/01/04: Remarks With Governor Bush and Indonesian Foreign Minister Wirajuda
2005/01/04: Remarks at the City Hall Disaster Relief Center
2005/01/04: Remarks With Governor Bush and Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai of Thailand
2005/01/04: Interview on ABC's Good Morning America
2005/01/04: Interview on Thailand’s Independent Television (ITV)
2005/01/03: Remarks En Route Bangkok

Other Remarks
2005/01/06: Remarks by Spokesman Boucher to the Traveling Press in Indonesia
2005/01/03: Briefing on U.S. Government Relief Efforts in Asia
2005/01/03: Remarks by the President After Signing A Book of Condolence at the Indonesian Embassy video: high speed connectionvideo: dial-up speed connectionaudio

Related Information
Fact Sheet: Chronology of U.S. Engagement in the Sudan Peace Process
U.S. Agency for International Development
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations


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