Yves Goossen | 17.07.2006 11:54 | G8 Russia 2006
President Bush Meets with President Hu of ChinaPresident Bush said, "The United Nations Security Council unanimously passed a resolution dealing with the North Korean issue, and I want to thank you for your leadership on that, Mr. President. We're working together on the Iranian issue. We talked about the Middle East. I want to thank you very much for our continued dialogue on bilateral issues. We spent a lot of time on economics and trade. ... All in all, it's a continuation of the very good dialogue we had during your trip to Washington, and I want to thank you for coming."
Remarks by President Bush and French President ChiracPresident Bush said, "Obviously, we're going to spend time talking about the Middle East. The United States is proud to work with France on Resolution 1559 of the United Nations, which is a clear statement of principle and concern about Lebanese democracy. I'm confident that other leaders will look at the spirit of 1559 and recognize that one way to help heal in the Middle East is to address the root causes of the problems there, and the root cause of the problem is Hezbollah and Syria and the Iranian connection."
President Bush Meets with British Prime Minister BlairPresident Bush said, "It's good to be here with my friend and our close ally. We just had a wide-ranging discussion: we talked about the Middle East, we talked about Iraq, we talked about Iran. I was pleased to inform and thank Tony for the good work in the United Nations on a unanimous resolution regarding North Korea."
President Bush Meets with Indian Prime Minister SinghPresident Bush said, "I know you've been through difficult times, and America mourns the loss of innocent life as a result of the terrorist attacks. One of the issues that we've been discussing here at the G8 is the recent terrorist activities in the Middle East. Yesterday, in working with other members of the G8, we cobbled together a very important statement. I'm most pleased that the leaders came together to say, look, we condemn violence, we honor innocent life."