President Bush will
attend the Summit of the Americas November 3-5 in Mar del
Plata, Argentina, according to a White House statement issued
While in Argentina, Bush will also meet
with Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, the White House
said. Following the summit, Bush will visit Brazil November
5-6 to meet with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da
Silva, and will visit Panama November 6-7 to meet with Panamanian
President Martin Torrijos.
For information on the summit in Argentina
and past summits, see Summit
of the Americas.
Following is the text of the White House
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
October 5, 2005
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
President to Attend the Summit of the Americas,
and Travel to Brazil and Panama
President Bush will travel to Mar del Plata,
Argentina on November 3-5 to participate in the Summit of
the Americas and to meet with Argentine President Nestor
Carlos Kirchner. This will be the President's third Summit
of the Americas. This visit will allow the President to
continue his dialogue with the hemisphere's democratically
elected leaders, highlight our engagement in the region,
and promote the consolidation of democracy and the expansion
of economic opportunity and prosperity through open markets
and free trade.
Following the Summit, the President will
visit Brazil on November 5-6 at the invitation of President
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. He will then travel to Panama
on November 6-7 to meet with President Martin Torrijos Espino.