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Bush to Go to United Kingdom for State Visit Nov

Published: Fri 26 Sep 2003 11:35 PM
Bush to Go to United Kingdom for State Visit Nov. 18-21
President grateful to British people for their support of freedom, democracy
President Bush will travel to London November 18-21 for a state visit to the United Kingdom.
Following is the White House announcement:
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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
September 25, 2003
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
State Visit to the United Kingdom
President Bush will travel to London on November 18-21, 2003, for a State Visit to the United Kingdom. This State Visit is the first time an American President has visited the United Kingdom as a guest of the Queen since President Reagan's visit in 1982.
The United Kingdom is working together with us on a wide range of issues, including strengthening freedom, peace, and security in the greater Middle East region; building stable democratic societies in Afghanistan and Iraq; fighting terrorism; preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction; and promoting global health and economic development. On behalf of the American people, the President is deeply grateful to the people of the United Kingdom for their courage and sacrifices in support of freedom and democracy throughout the world.

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