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George W. Bush

January 20, 2001-

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February 16, 2001

Mexico

San Cristobal

Meeting with President Fox.

 

April 20-22, 2001

Canada

Quebec

Attended the Summit of the Americas.

 

June 12-13, 2001

Spain

Madrid

Met with King Juan Carlos I and President Aznar.

 

June 13-14, 2001

Belgium

Brussels

Attended NATO Summit Meeting.

 

June 14-15, 2001

Sweden

Goteborg

Attended U.S.-European Union Summit Meeting; met with King Carl XVI Gustav.

 

June 15-16, 2001

Poland

Warsaw

State visit.

 

June 16, 2001

Slovenia

Kranj

Met with Prime Minister Drnovsek and Russian President Putin.

 

July 18-20, 2001

United Kingdom

London, Chequers, Halton, Brize Norton

Met with Prime Minister Blain and Queen Elizabeth II.

 

July 20-24, 2001

Italy

Genoa, Castel Gandolfo, Rome

Attended the G-8 Economic Summit.  Met with Pope John Paul II at Castel Gandolfo and with Prime Minister Berlusconi and President Ciampi in Rome.

 

July 24, 2001

Yugoslavia (Kosovo)

Camp Bondsteel

Addressed U.S. military personnel.

 

October 18-21, 2001

China, People’s Republic of

Shanghai

Attended the APEC Summit Meeting.

 


2002

February 16-19, 2002

Japan

Tokyo

Met with Prime Minister Koizumi and Emperor Akihito.  Addressed the Diet.

February 19-21, 2002

Korea, Republic of

Seoul, Dorasan, Osan

Met with President Kim Dae-Jung, visited the Demilitarized Zone, addressed U.S. military personnel.

February 21-22, 2002

China, People’s Republic of

Beijing

Met with President Jiang and Premier Zhu.

March 21-22, 2002

Mexico

Monterrey

Attended the International Conference on Financing for Development and met with President Fox.

March 23-24, 2002

Peru

Lima

Met with the Presidents of Peru, Colombia, and Bolivia, and with the Vice President of Ecuador.

March 24, 2002

El Salvador

San Salvador

Attended a summit meeting with Central American heads of state.

May 22-23, 2002

Germany

Berlin

Met with Chancellor Schroeder and addressed the Bundestag.

May 23-26, 2002

Russia

Moscow, St. Petersburg

Summit meeting with President Putin.  Signed strategic arms reduction treaty.

May 26-27, 2002

France

Paris, St. Mere- Eglise, Colleville

Met with President Chirac and delivered a Memorial Day address in Normandy.

May 27-28, 2002

Italy

Rome

Met with President Ciampi and Prime Minister Berlusconi.  Attended NATO Summit Meeting and inaugurated the NATO-Russia Council.

May 28, 2002

Vatican City

 

Audience with Pope John Paul II.

June 25-27, 2002

Canada

Kananaskis (Alberta)

Attended the G-8 Economic Summit

October 26-27, 2002

Mexico

Los Cabos

Attended APEC Summit Meeting.

November 19-22, 2002

Czech Republic

Prague

Attended NATO and EAPC Summit Meetings.

November 22, 2002

Russia

St. Petersburg

Met with President Putin.

November 22-23, 2002

Lithuania

Vilnius

Met with the Presidents of the Baltic States.

November 23, 2002

Romania

Bucharest

Met with President Iliescu.


2003

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March 16, 2003

Portugal

Terceira, (Azores)

Discussed the Iraq crisis with British Prime Minister Blair, Spanish President Aznar, and Portuguese Prime Minister Durao.

April 7-8, 2003

United Kingdom

Belfast, Hillsborough (Northern Ireland)

Met with Prime Minister Blair to discuss the reconstruction of Iraq.  Also met with Irish Prime Minister Ahern and Northern Irish political leaders.

May 30-31, 2003

Poland

Krakow, Auschwitz-Birkenau

Met with President Kwasniewski and Prime Minister Miller; visited former Nazi concentration camps.

May 31-June 1, 2003

Russia

St. Petersburg

Met with President Putin and attended ceremonies commemorating the city’s 300th anniversary.

June 1-2, 2003

France

Evian-les-Bains

Attended the G-8 Economic Summit and met with Chinese President Hu Jintao.

June 2-3, 2003

Egypt

Sharm el-Sheikh

Attended “Red Sea Summit” with the leaders of Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, and with Palestinian Prime Minister Abbas.

June 4, 2003

Jordan

Aqaba

Attended meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Sharon and Palestinian Prime Minister Abbas.  Met with King Abdullah II.

June 4-5, 2003

Doha

Qatar

Met with Emir Hamad  Thani, visited U.S. Central Command headquarters and addressed U.S. military personnel.  Overflew Baghdad en route to Qatar.

July 8, 2003

Senegal

Dakar, Goree Island

Met with President Wade.

July 8-10, 11, 2003

South Africa

Pretoria

Met with President Mbeki.

July 10, 2003

Botswana

Gabarone

Met with President Mogae.  Toured Mokoldi Nature Reserve.

July 11, 2003

Uganda

Kampala

Met with President Musaveni.

July 11-12, 2003

Nigeria

Abuja

Met with President Obasanjo.

October 17-18, 2003

Japan

Tokyo

Met with Prime Minister Koizumi

October 18-19, 2003

Philippines

Manila

Addressed a joint session of the Philippine Congress and met with President Arroyo-Macapagal.

October 18-21, 2003

Thailand

Bangkok

Attended the APEC Summit Meeting.

October 21-22, 2003

Singapore

Singapore

Met with Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong.

October 22, 2003

Indonesia

Denpasar (Bali)

Met with President Sukarnoputri and Muslim religious leaders.

October 22, 2003

Australia

Canberra

Met with Prime Minister Howard and addressed Parliament.

November 18-21, 2003

United Kingdom

London, Sedgefield

State Visit.

November 27, 2003

Iraq

Baghdad

Met with members of the Coalition Provisional Authority and the Iraqi Governing Council and addressed U.S. military personnel.

2004

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January 12-13, 2004

Mexico

Monterrey

Attended the Special Summit of the Americas.

June 4-5, 2004

Italy

Rome

Met with President Ciampi and Prime Minister Berlusconi.

June 4, 2004

Vatican City

 

Met with Pope John Paul II.

June 5-6, 2004

France

Paris, Colleville, Caen, Arromanches

Met with President Chirac and commemorated the 60th anniversary of D-Day.

June 25-26, 2004

Ireland

Shannon, Dromoland Castle

Attended U.S.-EU Summit meeting and met with Prime Minister Ahern.

June 26-29, 2004

Turkey

Ankara, Istanbul

Met with President Sezer and Prime Minister Erdogan and attended NATO Summit meeting in Istanbul.

November 19-22, 2004

Chile

Santiago

Attended APEC Summit Meeting.

November 22, 2004

Colombia

Cartagena

Met with President Uribe.

November 30-December 1, 2004

Canada

Ottawa, Gatineau, Halifax

Met with Prime Minister Martin.


2005

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February 20-23, 2005

Belgium

Brussels

Attended NATO and EU Summit Meetings.

February 23, 2005

Germany

Mainz, Wiesbaden

Met with Chancellor Schroeder and visited U.S. military personnel.

February 23-24, 2005

Slovakia

Bratislava

Met with President Dzurinda and Russian President Putin.

April 6-8, 2005

Vatican City

 

Attended the funeral of Pope John Paul II.

April 6-8, 2005

Italy

Rome

Met with President Ciampi and Prime Minister Berlusconi.

May 6-7, 2005

Latvia

Riga

Met with the presidents of the Baltic States.

May 7-8, 2005

Netherlands

Maastricht, Valkenburg, Margraten

Met with Prime Minister Balkenende and gave an address at a U.S. military cemetery.

May 8-9, 2005

Russia

Moscow

Met with President Putin and attended ceremonies commemorating VE Day.

May 9-10, 2005

Georgia

Tbilisi

Met with President Saakashvili.

July 5-6, 2005

Denmark

Kastrup, Fredensborg, Copenhagen

Met with Queen Margrethe II and Prime Minister Rasmussen

July 6-8, 2005

United Kingdom

Gleneagles (Scotland)

Attended the G-8 Economic Summit.

November 3-5, 2005

Argentina

Mar del Plata

Attended the Summit of the Americas.

November 5-6, 2005

Brazil

Brasilia

Met with President Lula da Silva.

November 6-7, 2005

Panama

Panama City

Met with President Martin Torrijos.

 

 

 

 

November 15-16, 2005

Japan

Kyoto

Met with Prime Minister Koizumi.

November 16-20, 2005

Korea

Pusan, Gyeongju, Osan

Attended APEC Summit meeting and met with Russian President Putin.

November 20-21, 2005

China, People’s Republic of

Beijing

Met with President Hu and Prime Minister Wen.

November 21, 2005

Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar

Met with President Enkhbayar and Prime Minister Elbegdorj.


2006

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February 28, 2006

Ireland

Shannon

Met with U.S. Marines who were en route to Iraq.

March 1, 2006

Afghanistan

Bagram, Kabul

Met with President Karzai, dedicated new U.S. Embassy, and addressed U.S. military personnel.

March 1-3, 2006

India

New Delhi, Hyderabad

Met with Prime Minister Singh.  Signed nuclear cooperation agreement.

March 3-4, 2006

Pakistan

Islamabad

Met with President Musharraf.

March 30-31, 2006

Mexico

Cancun, Chichen-Itza

Met with President Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Harper.

June 13, 2006

Iraq

Baghdad

Met with Prime Minister Maliki and addressed U.S. military personnel.

June 20-21, 2006

Austria

Vienna

Attended the U.S.-EU Summit.

June 21-22, 2006

Hungary

Budapest

Met with President Solyom,  Prime Minister Gyurcsany and commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising.

July 12-14, 2006

Germany

Stralsund, Trinwillershagen

Met with Chancellor Merkel.

July 14-17, 2006

Russia

St. Petersburg

Attended the G-8 Economic Summit.  Met with President Hu of China, July 16; and President Lula of Brazil and Prime Minister Singh of India, July 17.

November 15, 2006

Russia

Moscow

Met with President Putin

November 16-17

Singapore

Singapore

Met with Acting President Pillay and Prime Minister Lee.  Addressed National Singapore University.

November 17-20, 2006

Vietnam

Hamoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Attended APEC Leaders’ Meeting.

November 20, 2006

Indonesia

Jakarta, Bogor

Met with President Yudhoyono.

November 27-28, 2006

Estonia

Tallinn

Met with President Ilves.

November 28-29, 2006

Latvia

Riga

Attended NATO Summit Meeting.

November 29-30, 2006

Jordan

Amman

Met with King Abdullah II and Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki.


2007

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March 8-9, 2007

Brazil

Sao Paulo

Met with President Lula da Silva.

March 9-11, 2007

Uruguay

Montevideo

Met with President Tabare Vazquez.

March 11, 2007

Colombia

Bogota

Met with President Uribe.

March 11-12, 2007

Guatemala

Guatemala City, Santa Cruz Balanya, Iximche

Met with President Berger.

March 12-14, 2007

Mexico

Merida, Uxmal

Met with President Calderon.  Visited Mayan ruins.

June 4-5, 2007

Czech Republic

Prague

Met with President Klaus and Prime Minister Topolanek.  Addressed Conference on Democracy and Security.

June 5-8, 2007

Heiligen-damm

Germany

Attended the G-8 Summit Meeting.  Also met with Chinese President Hu Jintao.

June 8, 2007

Gdansk, Jurata Hel.

Poland

Met with Presidetn Kaczynski.

June 8-10, 2007

Italy

Rome

Met with Prime Minister Prodi and President Napolitano.

June 9, 2007

Vatican City

 

Audience with Pope Benedict XVI.

June 10, 2007

Albania

Tirana

Met with President Moisu and Prime Minister Berisha.

June 10-11, 2007

Bulgaria

Sofia

Met with President Parvanov and Prime Minister Stanishev.

August 20-21, 2007

Canada (Quebec)

Montebello

Attended North American Leaders’ Summit with Mexican President Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Harper.

September 3, 2007

Iraq

Al-Assad Air Force Base

Met with Gen. Petraeus, Secretary of State Rice, Secretary of Defense Gates, senior U.S. officials, and Iraqi political leaders.

September 3-8, 2007

Australia

Sydney

Attended APEC Leaders’ Meeting.


2008

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January 9-11, 2008

Israel

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

Met with Prime Minister Olmert and President Peres.  Visited Yad Vashem.

January 10, 2008

Palestinian Authority

Ramallah, Bethlehem

Met with President Abbas and visited the Church of the Nativity.

January 11-12, 2008

Kuwait

Kuwait City, Camp Arifjan

Attended Roundtable on Democracy and Development.  Met with Gen. Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker at Camp Arifjan and addressed U.S. military personnel.

January 12-13, 2008

Bahrain

Manama

Met with King Hamad bin Isa al –Khalifa.  Addressed U.S. military personnel.

January 13-14, 2008

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Met with President Khalifa bin Zayid al Nuhayyin and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed.

January 14-16, 2008

Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Al-Janadriyah

Met with King Abdullah.

January 16, 2008

Egypt

Sharm el-Sheikh

Met with President Mubarak

February 16, 2008

Benin

Porto Novo

Met with President Boni.

February 16-19, 2008

Dar es Salaam, Arusha

Tanzania

Met with President Kikwete, signed Millenimu Challenge agreement

February 19, 2008

Rwanda

Kigali

Met with President Kagame and dedicated new Embassy.

February 19-21, 2008

Ghana

Accra

Met with President Kufuor.

February 21, 2008

Monrovia

Liberia

Met with President Johnson Sirleaf.

April 1, 2008

Ukraine

Kyiv

 

April 2-4, 2008

Romania

Bucharest

Attended NATO Summit Meeting.

April 4, 2008

Croatia

Zagreb

Met with President Mesic

April 5-6, 2008

Russia

Sochi

Met with President Putin and President-elect Medvedev.

May 14-16, 2008

Israel

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Masada

Met with President Peres and Prime Minister Olmert. Addressed the Knesset. Commemorated Israel’s 60th anniversary.

May 16-17, 2008

Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, al-Janadriyah

Met with King Abdullah.

 

May 17-18, 2008

 

Egypt

 

Sharm el-Sheikh

 

Met with President Mubarak, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Palestinian Authority President Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad, Afghan President Karzai and Pakistani Prime Minister Gilan. Addressed the World Economic Forum.

June 9-10, 2008

Slovenia

Ljubljana

Met with President Turk and Prime Minister Jansa. Attended the EU-US Summit Meeting.

June 10-11, 2008

Germany

Meseberg

Met with Chancellor Merkel.

June 11-13, 2008

Italy

Rome

Met with President Napolitano and Prime Minister Berlusconi.

June 13, 2008

Vatican City

 

Met with Pope Benedict XVI.

June 13-15, 2008

France

Paris

Met with President Sarkozy. Addressed the OECD. Attended wreath-laying ceremonies at Suresnes and Mont Valerien.

June 15-16, 2008

United Kingdom

London, Belfast

Met with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. Met with Prime Minister Blair and Quartet Representative Blair. In Belfast, met with First Minister Robertson and Deputy First Minister McGuinness.

July 6-9, 2008

Japan

Toyako

Attended the G-8 Economic Summit. Also met with Tanzanian President Kikwete, Indian Prime Minister Singh, Chinese President Hu, and South Korean President Lee.

 


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