President Bush will travel to Europe in February for talks with NATO and European Union officials as he starts his second term in office.

A White House spokesman says the visit February 22 will include talks with Alliance heads of state, top European Commission officials and Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt.

The spokesman called the trip an effort to strengthen cooperation in the struggle against terrorism.

In Brussels Secretary of State Colin Powell said the February trip is an attempt to rebuild ties strained by disagreements over the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.