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President's Trip to Europe and Russia

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President's Trip to Europe and Russia
Colin Powell President Bush is wrapping up a successful and historic trip to Europe and Russia. Learn more about the trip with a briefing from Secretary of State Colin Powell. full story

Germany President Bush and Chancellor Schroeder held a bilateral meeting Thursday. The President later addressed a special session of the German Bundestag. He outlined his vision of a Europe, whole, free and at peace, and discussed U.S./European hard work and joint success in realizing that vision approaching the NATO summit in Prague.

President Putin President and Mrs. Bush departed for Moscow Thursday afternoon. President Bush met with President Putin, and the two leaders later held an expanded bilateral meeting where a historic nuclear arms treaty was signed. The President later spoke to Religious and Community Leaders in Moscow.

Signing of Historic Treaty This historic treaty reduces U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear forces by roughly two-thirds over 10 years. This agreement signifies that the vestiges of the Cold War are behind the two countries, and sets the stage for a new era of cooperation and friendship. Read the Fact Sheet.
Russian Economy
Russian Economy President Bush and President Putin discussed the future of Russia's economy while fielding questions from students at St. Petersburg University. Learn more.
France France President Bush and President Chirac discussed the war on terrorism, the future of NATO and the importance of achieving peace in the Middle East. Learn more. Pakistan/Middle East
Pakistan/Middle East Speaking to reporters, President Bush discussed the continuing violence in the Middle East and missile tests in Pakistan. Learn more.
Memorial Day
Memorial Day President Bush delivered a Memorial Day speech at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France. Learn more.
NATO-Russia Council NATO-Russia Council President Bush and the other NATO Heads of State and Government have agreed with Russian President Putin to establish th e NATO-Russia Council. Read the President's Remarks. Read the Fact Sheet. Banking Dialogue Banking During the meetings in Moscow, Dialogue participants presented President Bush and President Putin with a report containing specific, concrete reform recommendations. Learn more.
Energy Dialogue
Energy In order to strengthen the overall U.S.-Russian relationship and enhance global energy security and international strategic stability, President Bush and President Putin agreed to launch a bilateral energy dialogue. Read the Joint Announcement. Read the Fact Sheet.
Business Dialogue
Business Dialogue The Russian-American Business Dialogue (RABD) was established by the Russian and American business communities and welcomed by Presidents Bush and Putin at the July 2001 Genoa Summit. Learn more. Find out more about the Investment Fund for Russia and Eurasia.
Media Entrepreneurship Dialogue
Media Entrepreneurship Dialogue Since Presidents Bush and Putin launched it in November 2001, the Russian-American Media Entrepreneurship Dialogue has met several times, both in Russia and in the United States. The purpose of this Dialogue is to improve business conditions that can support free and independent private journalism. Learn more.
Counterterrorism Cooperation
Counterterrorism Cooperation The creation of the U.S.-Russia Working Group on Counterterrorism was announced Friday. Among other issues, this Working Group will address the threats posed by nuclear, biological, and chemical terrorism. The next meeting of the Working Group will take place in the Washington area in July 2002. Learn more.
Economic Cooperation
Economic Cooperation President Bush and President Putin expressed confidence Friday in progress made in the last year to build a "dynamic, forward-leaning economic relationship" between the U.S. and Russia. Learn more.
The Middle East
The Middle East President Bush and President Putin said Friday there is an opportunity to move away from the current unacceptable situation of terror and violence towards a resumption of meaningful negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. Learn more.
Transport Civil aviation relations with Russia are governed by a bilateral Air Transport Agreement. On April 11, 2002, an agreement was reached to amend and extend the provisions to April 2004. Learn more.
Threat Reduction Assistance
From 1992-2002, the Departments of State, Defense and Energy Have funded over $4.9 billion in nonproliferation and threat reduction assistance to Russia. For FY 2002, United States Government security-related assistance for Russia totals over $870 million. Learn more.

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Related links -- Russia:
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Related links -- Germany:
President Bush Meets with German Chancellor Schroeder
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Related links -- France:
President Welcomes President Chirac to White House
President Chirac Pledges Support
Remarks by President Bush and President Chirac of France in Photo Opportunity

Related links -- Italy:
President Bush and Italian Prime Minister Discuss War Effort
Press Conference by President Bush and Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi