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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
July 14, 2008
President Bush to Welcome President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso
Visit by President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso
President Bush will welcome President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso to the White House on July 16, 2008. The President will use this opportunity to congratulate President Compaore on Burkina Faso's $480 million Compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation which will be signed on July 14. This visit will also provide an opportunity for the President to obtain an update from President Compaore on his efforts to promote peace and stability in West Africa. The two leaders will discuss the shared goal of advancing democracy and human rights in Africa, especially Zimbabwe and Sudan.
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