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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 31, 2005

President to Welcome British Prime Minister Blair to the White House

President Bush will host British Prime Minister Tony Blair for a meeting and working dinner at the White House on June 7, 2005. The President looks forward to congratulating Prime Minister Blair personally on his recent re-election.

The United States has no closer ally than the United Kingdom as we work together globally to promote freedom, democracy, security, and economic growth and opportunity. The President and Prime Minister will discuss the full range of challenges before us, including Iraq, Afghanistan, WMD proliferation, terrorism, Africa, development, climate, and building democracy and security throughout the Broader Middle East and North Africa. The visit takes place as Prime Minister Blair prepares to host the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, on July 6-8, 2005.

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