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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 11, 2005

President to Welcome Ukrainian President Yushchenko to the White House

President Bush will host Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko at the White House for a meeting and working lunch on April 4, 2005. Viktor Yushchenko's election as President of Ukraine represented a victory for democracy and a landmark event in the history of liberty. The President looks forward to hearing about President Yushchenko's efforts to implement reforms, including strengthening rule of law, accelerating economic reforms and integrating Ukraine with the global economy, and combating corruption. President Bush and President Yushchenko will also discuss how Ukraine and the United States can intensify our work as strategic partners on a broad range of issues, including supporting the advance of freedom and democracy in eastern Europe and the broader Middle East, and cooperating on nonproliferation.

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