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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 30, 2004

President to Welcome Prime Minister Oddsson of Iceland
Visit by Prime Minister David Oddsson of Iceland

President Bush will welcome Prime Minister David Oddsson of Iceland to the White House on July 6, 2004. Iceland is a valued friend and ally of the United States, making key contributions to NATO operations in Afghanistan and the Balkans. Prime Minister Oddsson, the longest-serving elected leader in Europe, is a strong supporter of the international effort to bring peace and democracy to Iraq. The President and Prime Minister Oddsson will discuss a range of issues, including combating terrorism, Iraq and the Broader Middle East, NATO issues in the wake of the Istanbul Summit, and bilateral economic and defense cooperation.

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