THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY ON APPOINTMENT OF SHIFTER AND FRIED TO NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL Richard Schifter, who has served during the past year as Special
Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Counselor and Senior Director for Central and Eastern Europe, National Security Council, has assumed a broader assignment as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Counselor, National Security Council including responsibilities for policy planning outreach to outside experts and the public, and special projects of major national security concern.
Mr. Schifter is an attorney by profession. He served briefly on the White House staff in the Truman and Kennedy Administrations and more recently, in the Reagan and Bush Administrations, as United States Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Deputy United States Representative in the United Nations Security Council, with the rank of Ambassador, and Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. He is a recipient of the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award.
Daniel Fried has succeeded Mr. Schifter as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Central and Eastern Europe. He previously served as Director for European Affairs and as Director for Central and Eastern European Affairs at the NSC. Mr. Fried has been a career member of the Foreign Service since 1977, specializing in Central European and Russian affairs. He has served in Warsaw as Political Counselor, Belgrade and St. Petersburg. In the Department of State, Mr. Fried served in the former Office of East European Affairs as Polish Desk Officer, in the former Office of Soviet Affairs and in the State Department's Economic Bureau. He has received a number of awards for his service.
Mr. Schifter and Mr. Fried assumed their new roles on January 17, 1995.