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Secretary Rice: Travel to Europe, June 20-22, 2006

President George W. Bush is joined by Ursula Plassnik, Austria's Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Wednesday, June 21, 2006, as they stand with President Heinz Fischer of Austria for a photo opportunity prior to their meeting at Hofburg Palace in Vienna. White House photo by Eric Draper
President Bush is joined by Austrian Foreign Minister Plassnik, Secretary Rice and Austrian President Fischer for a photo opportunity prior to their meeting at Hofburg Palace in Vienna.
Secretary Rice traveled with the President and Mrs. Bush to Vienna, Austria, for this year's U.S.-EU summit. It was followed by a visit to Budapest, Hungary, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian revolution.

The U.S.-EU summit underscored the importance of our relationship with the European Union and provided an opportunity for the President to discuss our transatlantic agenda with European Council President Wolfgang Schuessel and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

The President and the EU leaders discussed a wide range of global challenges including preventing nuclear proliferation, combating terrorist financing, assisting reconstruction in Iraq, promoting peace and democracy in Europe and beyond, and increasing prosperity worldwide by reducing trade barriers and addressing energy security.

President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush stand in silence after laying flowers at the eternal flame of the 1956 Memorial Monument outside the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, June 22, 2006. The monument honors victims of the failed 1956 Hungarian uprising against Soviet rule. White House photo by Eric Draper
President Bush and Mrs. Bush stand in silence after laying flowers at the eternal flame of the 1956 Memorial Monument outside the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest.
In Hungary, the President joined the Hungarian people in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian revolution. President Bush delivered remarks commemorating the anniversary and also highlighted the inspiration and lessons offered from Hungary's remarkable transition and welcomed efforts to further advance reform in the region today.

Remarks
--06/22/06  Remarks by the President to the People of Hungary
--06/22/06  Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Steve Hadley
--06/22/06  President Bush Meets with Hungarian President Sólyom
--06/22/06  Remarks by President Bush and Prime Minister Gyurcsany of Hungary After Meeting
--06/22/06  President Exchanges Toasts with Hungarian President and Prime Minister
--06/21/06  President Bush Participates in Press Availability
--06/21/06  Remarks by the President and Mrs. Bush in Roundtable with Foreign Students
--06/21/06  Press Briefing on U.S.-EU Summit
--06/20/06  Press Gaggle En Route to Vienna, Austria
--06/15/06  Press Briefing by the National Security Advisor, Steve Hadley, on the President's Trip to Europe

Press Releases/Fact Sheets
--06/21/06  Fact Sheet: 2006 U.S.-EU Summit
--06/21/06  2006 U.S.-EU Summit Progress Report on Political and Security Issues
--06/21/06  2006 U.S.-EU Summit Progress Report on the Economic Initiative
--06/21/06  U.S.-EU Summit Declaration

Related Information
White House site on President's Travel to Attend U.S.-EU Summit in Vienna, Austria


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