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Secretary Rice: Travel to France, Germany, and Russia, July 12-17, 2006

Secretary Rice arrives in Paris on July 12 for meetings with P5+1 Ministers.
Secretary Rice arrives in Paris on July 12 for meetings with P5+1 Ministers.
At the invitation of Chancellor Angela Merkel, Secretary Rice and President Bush traveled to northeastern Germany in advance of the G-8 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. Chancellor Merkel hosted President Bush on July 13, 2006 in the towns of Stralsund and Trinwillershagen, which are in the Chancellor's electoral constituency. The visit, which took place in what had been communist East Germany, underscored our two nations' commitment to advancing freedom and prosperity, and to strengthening the transatlantic partnership. The two leaders discussed a wide range of global challenges, in particular consultations on Iran and preparations for the G-8 Summit.

On July 12, Secretary Rice traveled to France to attend a P5+1 ministerial meeting.

The G8 leaders pose for a photograph at Konstantinvosky Palace in Strelna, Russia, Sunday, July 16, 2006. From left, they are: Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi; German Chancellor Angela Merkel; British Prime Minister Tony Blair; French President Jacques Chirac; Russian President Vladimir Putin; President George W. Bush; Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi; Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper; Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen; and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. White House photo by Paul Morse
The G8 leaders pose for a photograph at Konstantinvosky Palace in Strelna, Russia.
President Bush traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia to attend the G-8 Summit on July 15-17, 2006. The G-8 Summit included leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The European Union also participated. As at previous G-8 Summits, the leaders discussed continued cooperation on a broad range of international economic, security, and political issues.

Remarks by Secretary Rice
--07/16/06 Interview on ABC This Week With George Stephanopoulos --07/16/06 Interview on CBS Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer
--07/16/06 Interview on Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace
--07/16/06 Press Briefing: Situation in the Middle East
--07/13/06 Press Briefing With National Security Advisor Steve Hadley
--07/12/06 Statement on Actions in Northern Israel and Southern Lebanon
--07/12/06 Briefing En Route Paris, France
--07/11/06 Interview With Thom Shanker of The New York Times

Remarks by President Bush
--07/17/06 Remarks by President Bush and President Lula of Brazil
--07/17/06 President Bush Meets with Indian Prime Minister Singh
--07/16/06 Meeting With Chinese President Hu
--07/16/06 Meeting With French President Chirac
--07/16/06 Meeting With British Prime Minister Blair
--07/15/06 Meeting With Prime Minister Prodi of Italy
--07/15/06 President Bush and Russian President Putin Participate in Press Availability
--07/14/06 Roundtable Discussion with Civil Society in Russia
--07/13/06 Press Availability With German Chancellor Merkel
--07/13/06 Remarks at Welcoming Ceremony in Germany
--07/10/06 Interview of the President on the Upcoming G8 Summit

Other Remarks and Releases
--07/17/06  Fact Sheet: The President's Accomplishments at the G-8 Summit
--07/17/06 Joint Statement by President George W. Bush and President V. V. Putin on Civil Nuclear Energy
--07/16/06 Statement by Group of Eight Leaders on the Middle East
--07/16/06 Press Briefing on the G8 Leaders Joint Statement on the Situation in the Middle East by Under Secretary for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns and Press Secretary Tony Snow
--07/15/06 Joint Statement by U.S. President George Bush and Russian Federation President V.V. Putin Announcing the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism
--07/15/06 Fact Sheet: Global Initiative To Combat Nuclear Terrorism
--07/15/06 Media Note: Global Initiative To Combat Nuclear Terrorism
--07/15/06 Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Steve Hadley, U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab, and Press Secretary Tony Snow
--07/15/06 U.S.-Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and Rule of Law
--07/15/06 Ambassador Bolton's Statement on Passage of Resolution on North Korea
--07/14/06 Press Gaggle by White House Press Secretary Tony Snow
--07/14/06 Ambassador Bolton's Statement on Lebanon
--07/13/06 Ambassador Bolton's Statement on Middle East Draft Resolution
--07/12/06 Press Gaggle by White House Press Secretary Tony Snow
--07/12/06 Under Secretary Burns' Remarks after the P-5+1 Ministers Meeting on Iran
--07/12/06 P-5 + 1 Statement: Negotiations With Iran
--07/10/06 Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Steve Hadley on the President's Trip to Russia and Germany
--07/06/06 Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on the President's Trip to the G-8 Summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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White House site on President's Trip to Germany and Russia
Official site of Russia's G8 Presidency in 2006


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