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Bush to Meet Uribe in Colombia


President Bush will meet with his Colombian counterpart, Alvaro Uribe, after Mr. Bush leaves the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC, summit later this month.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan said Friday the president will briefly meet with President Uribe in the Colombian resort town of Cartagena on November 22.

Mr. Bush will be flying back from the two-day meeting of APEC leaders that begins November 21 in Santiago, Chile. It will be his first trip abroad since winning re-election last week.

Mr. Bush and Mr. Uribe last met at the White House in March, and agreed to begin negotiations on a free trade agreement.

After leaving Colombia, the president will head to his ranch in Texas for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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