Subject:[Sanuk: Speech]

From:     Sanuk
To:       *UFPAnnouncements
When:     2:22 pm, Thursday, November 23, 2000
Subject:  Speech
A tall, austere Vulcan male steps up to a podium that bears the seal of the United Federation of Planets:

"Citizens of the Federation and citizens of the galaxy, I bid you greetings.   For those unaware of my identity, I am Sanuk of Vulcan, recently elected to serve as President of the United Federation of Planets.   I would like to thank the general populace of the Federation as well as the council for affording me the opportunity to continue to serve you.   As many of you are doubtlessly aware, many years past, I served as Vice President of the Federation under then-President Kyle Richards.  It is my intent to return to many of the policies that were present under than administration.  It was a time of unprescidented success for the Federation, and it is my hope to return us to such times.

"To our friends in the galaxy, I pledge to you that the Federation will continue to be a loyal ally, and will continue to work together in cooperation.  We shall continue to strive toward a period of unheard-of success and prosperity together.   To those with whom we have been experiencing difficulties, I pledge that the Federation will give due consideration to all peace overtures.  We will, however, continue to aggressively defend our interests and those of our allies.   It is my belief that, should all major players in this galaxy work together, we will continue with the current era of peace and prosperity for all.   Mutual cooperation is the key element, and I believe that we may be on the dawn of a historic era.   I thank you."