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• Richard Nixon
Remarks on Accepting the Nishan-e-Pakistan.
August 1, 1969

Mr. President:

I wish to express my deep appreciation to you and the Government of Pakistan and the people of Pakistan for honoring me this way.

I think you would be interested to know that for me this is the first time since becoming President of the United States-this is the first citation of this type or any decoration that I have received. I am proud of it.

I want you to know, too, that the citation, the eloquent words that were expressed, I only hope that I can be worthy of those words, of those sentiments, and also to say finally that I accept this award as President of the United States for the American people, but also I accept it in another sense, for more personal reasons, as one who has been, is, and always will be a friend of Pakistan.

Citation: Richard Nixon: "Remarks on Accepting the Nishan-e-Pakistan.", August 1, 1969. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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