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Bush to Attend US-EU Summit in Vienna Next Month

President Bush will travel to Vienna, Austria, next month for the annual U.S.-European Union Summit.

A White House statement says the meeting, on June 21, will underscore the importance of America's relationship with the European bloc. It will also provide Mr. Bush with an opportunity to discuss the trans-Atlantic agenda with Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel, whose county holds the rotating EU presidency, and with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

The statement says the discussions will include a wide-range of global challenges, including prevention of nuclear proliferation, combating terrorist financing and assisting in the reconstruction of Iraq. The talks also will include promoting peace and democracy in Europe and beyond, as well as increasing prosperity worldwide by reducing trade barriers and addressing energy security.