#TBT: In 2005, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton Lead Post-Tsunami Relief Efforts at Asia Society Summit
Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton with Richard C. Holbrooke at the Asia Society Washington Center-sponsored Tsunami Private Sector Summit in Washington, DC, in 2005. (Asia Society)
On May 12, 2005, former United States presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton delivered keynote addresses at the Asia Society-organized Private Sector Summit on Post-Tsunami Reconstruction and Rehabilitation in Washington, D.C. The two former presidents served as the Co-Chairs of U.S. Private Sector Tsunami Relief, an effort to raise private funding for the victims of the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
Over 300 participants attended the summit, which provided an opportunity for corporate and NGO professionals to collaborate with representatives from the affected countries on rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts.
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