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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
July 8, 2008

President Bush Meets with Chancellor Merkel of Germany at G8 Summit
Windsor Hotel Toya Resort and Spa
Toyako, Japan

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     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008

9:56 A.M. (Local)

PRESIDENT BUSH: Madam Chancellor, thank you for yet another visit. I value your friendship. I value your advice. We talked about a lot of common problems, and a lot of common opportunities. We talked about the G8. We talked about the need to work -- continue to work together on Iran. Angela Merkel is a constructive force for good. And I appreciate your time. Thank you.


President George W. Bush and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, meet Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the Windsor Hotel Toya Resort and Spa in Toyako, Japan. Calling Chancellor Merkel a “constructive force for good,” President Bush told his fellow leader, “I value your friendship. I value your advice.”  White House photo by Eric Draper CHANCELLOR MERKEL: Well, thank you very much. As always, we've had a very interesting exchange of view, very intensive exchange of view, and let me tell you that I'm very satisfied with the work that has gone on on the G8 documents, as regards progress on the issue of climate change, cooperation in the area of food and oil. We discussed here a number of other foreign policy -- foreign policy -- foreign political issues, sorry. We also discussed WTO and the positive conclusion to that negotiating process. And let me say that we are hopeful that such a successful conclusion may be possible over the next few weeks to come.

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President George W. Bush and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel shake hands after meeting Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the G-8 Summit in Toyako, Japan.  White House photo by Eric Draper


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