For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 19, 2006
President Bush to Welcome President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia to the White House
President Bush will welcome Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili for a meeting at the White House on July 5, 2006. Georgia's Rose Revolution was a powerful moment in modern history that has inspired others to seek freedom. Georgia is a key ally in an important region, and a valued partner in the war on terror, making important contributions in Iraq. The President and President Saakashvili will discuss developments in consolidating Georgia's democratic transition since the President's May 9-10, 2005 visit to Georgia, efforts to promote a peaceful resolution to the separatist conflicts in South Ossetia and Abkhazia within a unified Georgia, cooperation in Energy Security and Georgia's Euro-Atlantic aspirations and our common commitment to working together to advance freedom and security around the world.
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