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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 13, 2006

President Bush to Welcome European Commission President Jose Barroso

President Bush will welcome European Commission President Jose Barroso to the White House on January 8, 2007. The United States continues to work in partnership with the European Union to advance democracy in Europe and beyond. The President and Commission President Barroso look forward to continuing discussions on a number of key global challenges, including strengthening our cooperation to advance peace and security in the Middle East and Afghanistan, promoting energy security, stopping the genocide in Darfur, combating terrorism, increasing prosperity and economic development around the world, and advancing free and fair trade.

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