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President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 12, 2005

President to Welcome President Karzai of Afghanistan to the White House

President Bush will welcome President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan to the White House on May 23. President Karzai was elected last October in the first presidential election in Afghan history. President Karzai and President Bush last met in September 2004 in New York during the opening of the U.N. General Assembly. The two Presidents will discuss progress in the global war on terror, the Afghan people's achievements in building democracy, and ongoing cooperation on a range of bilateral, regional and international issues.

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