President George W. Bush will name Texas technology entrepreneur Sada Cumber as the first U.S. special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference, the White House said on Wednesday.
Cumber, chief executive of the Austin-based mobile imaging company SozoTek, will work to improve the U.S. image within the 57-nation Islamic conference, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.
"It is an important organization. It has a constructive role to play in the world and the president is signaling our desire to have a greater ... dialogue with the organization as well as Muslims around the world," Perino added.
It has been eight months since Bush announced he would nominate the first such envoy to the grouping of Islamic nations hoping to counter anti-Americanism in the Muslim world.
Asked about why it took so long, Perino said, "The president wanted to find the right person and he found that in Sada Cumber."
Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Şubat 2008, 12:20