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Bush: America, Europe Stand Together for Peace, Prosperity


U.S. President George Bush says America and Europe have agreed on numerous steps to promote peace and prosperity around the globe.

Mr. Bush ends a two-week trip to Europe on Monday, after meeting with leaders in Slovenia, Germany, Italy, the Vatican, France and the United Kingdom.

In his weekly radio address Saturday, Mr. Bush said leaders are working to complete a trade agreement, which he said would open up new markets for U.S. goods and services and help ease global poverty.

Mr. Bush said leaders talked about diversifying energy supplies, reducing harmful gases that cause global warming and continuing to fight against AIDS and malaria in Africa.

He said leaders agreed to fight global terror, pressure Iran to stop enriching uranium, and develop a shared missile defense system to protect against attacks in the Middle East.

President Bush said leaders also agreed to press for two democratic states for Israel and Palestine and to protect young democracies in Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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