Letter on Withdrawal of the Nomination of Robert Pastor To Be Ambassador to Panama
I received with regret your request that I not resubmit your nomination as Ambassador to Panama to the Senate. I am certain that you would have served your country with great distinction and honor in that important post.
Throughout your career you have made important contributions to American foreign policy in Latin America and the Caribbean. During your service on the National Security Council, you helped to fashion a human rights policy consistent with fundamental American values that advanced the cause of freedom throughout the hemisphere. At the Carter Center, you have continued to foster democracy and peace with great skill and dedication, most recently contributing to the restoration of democracy in Haiti.
I applaud you for these outstanding contributions and look forward to your continuing advice and assistance.
NOTE: This letter was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on January 31.
William J. Clinton, Letter on Withdrawal of the Nomination of Robert Pastor To Be Ambassador to Panama Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/219653