Bush makes farewell calls to international leaders

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January 19, 2009 17:13

 
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With just hours left in his presidency, US President George W. Bush on Monday made a round of phone calls to leaders around the globe. The White House said Bush chatted with: President Mikhail Saakashvili of Georgia; Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of Russia; President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea; Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen of Denmark; Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy; former President Vicente Fox of Mexico; Prime Minister Taro Aso of Japan; and Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe said that during the farewell calls, Bush thanked the leaders for the hospitality they had shown him and first lady Laura Bush over the years.

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