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Secretary Rice: Travel to France and Georgia, August 13-17, 2008

Flanked by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, President George W. Bush delivers a statement in the Rose Garden Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, regarding efforts by the United States to resolve the crisis in Georgia. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
President Bush Discusses Situation in Georgia, Urges Russia to Cease Military Operations
(August 13): "The United States of America stands with the democratically elected government of Georgia. We insist that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia be respected."

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice departed August 13 to travel to France to consult with senior French officials on the European Union initiative to broker peace between Russia and Georgia. On August 15 traveled to Tbilisi, Georgia to meet with senior Georgian officials and other concerned parties to reinforce the United States’ commitment to Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Secretary Rice will stop in Crawford, Texas to brief President Bush on August 16, returning to Washington, DC on August 17.

Remarks made during the trip

08/15/08 Remarks by Secretary Rice and Georgian Foreign Minister Tkeshelashvili
08/15/08 Remarks by Secretary Rice and Georgian President Saakashvili
08/14/08 Remarks by Secretary Rice and French President Sarkozy on the Situation in Georgia
08/13/08 Remarks by Secretary RIce Concerning Continued Russian Military Operations in Georgia
08/13/08: President Bush Discusses Situation in Georgia, Urges Russia to Cease Military Operations
08/12/08: Remarks by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Situation in Georgia


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