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Vice President of the United States - Richard B. Cheney

     Visit to the Middle East: March 17-20, 2002

As an official photographer records the moment, Vice President Dick Cheney and King Hamad of Bahrain meet in Manama, Bahrain, March 17. "My role in part has been to travel around the region and let all of our friends in the region know the importance of our commitment to try to resolve this conflict," said the Vice President later during a press conference with Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain at Shaikh Hamad Palace. Vice President Dick Cheney talks with King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain at the Qudaybiyah Palace in Manama, Bahrain, March 17. Two children greet Vice Present Dick Cheney and Mrs. Cheney with bouquets of flowers upon their arrival at Dasman Palace in Kuwait City, Kuwait, March 18. Vice President Dick Cheney jokes with First Deputy Prime Minister Sabah prior to departure from Kuwait City, Kuwait, March 18.
Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Vice President Dick Cheney discuss a vision of peace for Israel and Palestine as they conduct a press briefing in Jerusalem, Israel, March 19. "It is our hope that the current violence and terrorism will be replaced by reconciliation and the rebuilding of mutual trust," said the Vice President. Vice President Dick Cheney and Mrs. Cheney participate in a Wreath Laying Ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem in Israel March 18. Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit of Turkey welcomes Vice President Dick Cheney to a working dinner in Ankara, Turkey, March 19. After a late afternoon arrival March 20, Vice President Dick Cheney meets with President George W. Bush and discusses his trip to the Middle East with the media in the Oval Office March 21.