For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
January 30, 2004
President Bush to Welcome German Chancellor Schroeder
Statement by the Press Secretary
President Bush will welcome German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to the White House for a meeting and working lunch on February 27, 2004. Germany is a long-standing ally and the President looks forward to extensive discussions with Chancellor Schroeder on important bilateral and global issues. As a major contributor to the effort to bring peace and democracy to Afghanistan, Germany has led the way in expanding NATO's international security assistance force beyond Kabul. Germany is a key partner in forging closer U.S.-European political and economic relations.
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