For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 8, 2003
President Bush to Welcome Philippine President
Statement by the Press Secretary
State Visit by President Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines
President Bush will welcome Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the White House for a State Visit on May 19, 2003. The Philippines is a close friend and a stalwart ally in the war against terrorism. The President and the First Lady will host President Arroyo for a State Dinner later that evening.
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