For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
November 22, 2008
President Bush Meets with President Medvedev of Russia at APEC
JW Marriott Hotel Lima
In Focus: APEC 2008
5:34 P.M. (Local)
PRESIDENT BUSH: It's an interesting moment because I've had a lot of meetings with Dmitriy and Vladimir Putin. This will be my last meeting as the sitting President with the leader of Russia. We've had our agreements, we've had our disagreements. I've tried to work hard to make it a cordial relationship, though, so that when we need to work together we can, and when we disagree we're able to do so in a way that is respectful to our two nations.
I thank you for coming by today and appreciate your time.
PRESIDENT MEDVEDEV: (As translated.) Thank you very much, George. And in general, though we do have points of agreement and those points of real differences, positions, we are prepared for the continuous work and I view that, in general our work was successful.
PRESIDENT BUSH: Thank you.
END 5:35 P.M. (Local)