Spellings to Lead Presidential Delegation for World Expo 'America Day' in Aichi
Statement by Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer on the Appointment of the Honorable Margaret Spellings, Secretary of Education to lead a Presidential Delegation to Represent the United States of America on U.S. National Day at the 2005 World Exposition in Aichi
June 15, 2005
I enthusiastically welcome President Bush's appointment of the Honorable Margaret Spellings, Secretary of Education, to lead a Presidential Delegation to represent the United States of America on U.S. National Day at the 2005 World Exposition in Aichi. The appointment of a Presidential Delegation by President Bush symbolizes the importance the United States Government places on its participation in Expo 2005 and on the U.S. relationship with Japan.
Ambassador Lisa Gable, U.S. Commissioner General to Aichi Expo 2005; Tommy Lasorda, a member of the U.S. National Baseball Hall of Fame; Japanese-American businessman Gary Nakamoto, CEO of Base Technologies, Inc. and I will join Secretary Spellings as members of the U.S. Presidential Delegation appointed by President Bush.
The U.S. National Day activities at the Expo will be a celebration of youth and children, and will serve as an ideal complement to the U.S. Pavilion's theme of hope, optimism, enterprise and freedom. We appreciate the opportunity to share our values with the many visitors to the Expo from Japan and around the world, and sincerely thank the Government of Japan, the Association for the 2005 World Exposition, and the people of Aichi Prefecture, for successfully hosting this marvelous world's fair.