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For Immediate Release
Office of the Vice President
February 23, 2007

Vice President's Remarks at a Breakfast Meeting of the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue
Shangri La Hotel
Sydney, Australia

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7:59 A.M. (Local)

THE VICE PRESIDENT: I'm delighted to be back. We've tried a number of times, scheduled return visits when I've been Vice President, but business has been such that we haven't gotten here -- this time.

But I'm just reminiscing today, looking down on the harbor one of my prior trips was the 50th anniversary of the Coral Sea Anniversary, I guess, the Coral Sea Celebration must have been '92. And we brought the Independence, the aircraft carrier and the entire battle group from Japan down and had a week-long celebration. It was a great trip. I periodically run into people who still remember it in person. It was fun to come back and reminisce on that.

Vice President Dick Cheney is flanked by Tony Abbott, left, Australian Minister for Health and Ageing, and Robert McClelland, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, during a breakfast meeting Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney. White House photo by David Bohrer Obviously, there's great work to be done. And we're doing a lot of it. We'll talk about that later this morning.

END 8:00 A.M. (Local)