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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 8, 2006

President Bush to Welcome Prime Minister John Howard of Australia to the White House

President Bush will welcome Australian Prime Minister John Howard to the White House on May 16, 2006. President Bush looks forward to reviewing with Prime Minister Howard the strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Australia. The President will also consult with the Prime Minister on critical regional and global issues. Australia stands as one of America's closest allies and partners, and continues to work with the United States toward the common goals of promoting peace, freedom, and prosperity through fighting terrorism, stopping the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and promoting an open international economic order.

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