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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 8, 2003

Statement by the Press Secretary

May 8, 2003


Visit of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to Crawford

President and Mrs. Bush will host welcome Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi of Japan at histo their ranch in at Crawford, Texas on May 22-23, 2003. Japan stands as a committed ally and firm supporter of coordinated efforts to tackle the major security challenges we face today. The President looks forward to discussions with Prime Minister Koizumi on the reconstruction of a liberated Iraq, strengthening a united strategy to deal with the North Korean nuclear threat, and exploring closer cooperation on economic and security issues.

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