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Travel to Africa with the President

July 7, 2003 to July 12, 2003

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  Colin L. Powell

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Presidents Bush and Mbeki meet at the Union House in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, July 9, 2003. “Your nation's recent history is a great story of courage and persistence in the pursuit of justice,” said President Bush to President Mbeki, during the press conference after their meeting. “This is a country that threw off oppression and is now the force of freedom and stability, and a force for progress throughout the continent of Africa.” White House photo by Paul Morse.President Bush and Secretary Powell traveled in Africa July 7-12, 2003 to continue to build America's relationship with the continent. This visit highlighted the Bush Administration's commitment to working toward a free, prosperous, and peaceful Africa. The President and Secretary visited Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria.

Presidents Bush and Mbeki speak to the media at the Guest House in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, July 9, 2003. “I must say, President Bush, that at the end of these discussions, we, all of us, feel enormously strengthened by your very, very firm and clear commitment to assist us to meet the challenges that we've got to meet domestically and on the African continent,” said President Mbeki. White House photo by Paul Morse.Remarks by President Bush
07/12/2003: Weekly Radio Address
07/12/2003: Remarks at the Leon Sullivan Summit
07/12/2003: Statement Welcoming the New Leadership of the African Union
07/12/2003: Remarks with President Obasanjo of Nigeria in Photo Opportunity
07/11/2003: Remarks with President Museveni of Uganda
07/11/2003: Remarks to the AIDS Support Organization Centre in Uganda
07/10/2003: Remarks with President Mogae in Exchange of Toasts
07/10/2003: Remarks with President Mogae of Botswana in Photo Opportunity
07/09/2003: Press Availability with President Mbeki of South Africa
07/08/2003: Remarks by the President to Embassy Personnel
07/08/2003: President Bush Speaks at Goree Island in Senegal
07/08/2003: President's Remarks on Liberia
07/03/2003: Interview of the President by Simon Marks, South African Broadcasting Corporation
07/03/2003: President Bush Discusses Upcoming Africa Trip with Reporters

Secretary Powell speaks to Peace Corps volunteers at the Mokolodi Game Reserve in Botswana, July 10, 2003. State Department Photo/Craig Kelly.

Remarks by Secretary Powell
07/10/2003:  Interview by the South African Broadcasting Corporation
07/10/2003:  Interview on CNN’s Larry King Live
07/10/2003:  Press Briefing in South Africa
07/09/2003:  Interview on BBC World News with Matt Frei

Related Information
The White House African Policy

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