List of international presidential trips made by George H. W. Bush

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This is a list of international presidential trips made by George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. George H. W. Bush made 26 international trips to 58 different countries on six continents—Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America—during his presidency, which began on January 20, 1989 and ended on January 20, 1993.[1]

The number of visits per country where he travelled are:


Dates Country Locations Details
1 February 10, 1989  Canada Ottawa Met with Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
2 February 23–25, 1989  Japan Tokyo Attended the funeral of Emperor Hirohito. Met with Emperor Akihito of Japan, the kings of Belgium, Jordan and Spain, the presidents of Brazil, Egypt, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Israel, Italy, Nigeria, the Philippines, Portugal and Zaire, and the prime ministers of Japan, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand and Turkey.
February 25–27, 1989  China Beijing Met with President Yang Shangkun and Premier Li Peng. Also met with Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia.
February 27, 1989  South Korea Seoul Official visit. Addressed the National Assembly.
3 May 26–28, 1989  Italy Rome,
Met with President Francesco Cossiga and Prime Minister Ciriaco De Mita.
May 27, 1989   Vatican City Apostolic Palalce Audience with Pope John Paul II.
May 28–30, 1989  Belgium Brussels Attended the NATO Summit Meeting. Present were the heads of state and government of Canada, Denmark, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
May 30–31, 1989  West Germany Bonn,
Met with Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
May 31 – June 2, 1989  United Kingdom London Met with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
4 July 9–11, 1989  Poland Warsaw,
Met with government and Solidarity leaders. Addressed the National Assembly.
July 11–13, 1989  Hungary Budapest Met with Hungarian officials. Delivered an address at Karl Marx University.
July 13–17, 1989  France Paris Attended the 15th G7 summit. Also attended ceremonies for the bicentennial of the French Revolution. Met with Ivorian President Félix Houphouët-Boigny.
July 17–18, 1989  Netherlands The Hague
Met with Queen Beatrix and Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers. Delivered a public address.
5 October 27–28, 1989  Costa Rica San José Attended the Hemispheric Summit Meeting.
6 December 1–3, 1989  Malta Valletta,
Attended the Summit Meeting with Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. Also met with Maltese Prime Minister Eddie Fenech Adami.
December 3–4, 1989  Belgium Brussels Attended the NATO Summit Meeting, and briefed leaders on the Malta U.S.-Soviet Summit Meeting.
7 December 16, 1989 France Saint Martin Marigot Informal meeting with President François Mitterrand.


Dates Country Locations Details
8 February 15, 1990  Colombia Cartagena Attended the Summit Meeting on the Control of Illicit Drug Trafficking with the President Virgilio Barco Vargas, Bolivian President Jaime Paz Zamora and Peruvian President Alan García Pérez.
9 April 10, 1990  Canada Toronto Informal meeting with Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
10 April 13–14, 1990  Bermuda Hamilton Informal meeting with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
11 July 5–6, 1990  United Kingdom London Attended the NATO Summit Meeting.
12 September 8–9, 1990  Finland Helsinki Attended Summit Meeting with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Issued joint statement on the Persian Gulf crisis. Also met with President Mauno Koivisto.
13 November 17, 1990  Czechoslovakia Prague Attended ceremonies commemorating the first anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Addressed the Federal Assembly.
November 18, 1990  Germany Speyer,
Met with Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
November 18–21, 1990  France Paris Attended the CSCE Summit Meeting and the signing of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.
November 21–22, 1990  Saudi Arabia Jeddah,
Met with King Fahd and the Amir of Kuwait. Addressed U.S. and British military personnel in eastern Saudi Arabia.
November 22–23, 1990  Egypt Cairo Discussed the Persian Gulf crisis with President Hosni Mubarak.
November 23, 1990   Switzerland Geneva Discussed the Persian Gulf crisis with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad.
14 November 26–27, 1990  Mexico Monterrey,
State visit. met with President Carlos Salinas de Gortari.
15 December 3–4, 1990  Brazil Brasília Met with President Fernando Collor de Mello. Addressed a Joint Session of the Brazilian Congress.
December 4–5, 1990  Uruguay Montevideo Met with President Luis Alberto Lacalle. Addressed a Joint Session of the Uruguayan Congress.
December 5–6, 1990  Argentina Buenos Aires Met with President Carlos Menem. Addressed a Joint Session of the Argentinean Congress.
December 6–7, 1990  Chile Santiago Met with President Patricio Aylwin. Addressed a Joint Session of the Chilean Congress.
December 7–8, 1990  Venezuela Caracas Met with President Carlos Andres Perez.
President Bush visited American troops in Saudi Arabia on Thanksgiving Day, 1990.


Dates Country Locations Details
16 March 13–14, 1991  Canada Ottawa Met with Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Signed an Air Quality Agreement.
17 March 14, 1991 France Martinique Fort-de-France Discussed the Middle East peace process with President François Mitterrand.
March 14–16, 1991  Bermuda Hamilton Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister John Major.
18 July 9, 1991  Canada Toronto Informal Meeting with Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
19 July 14, 1991  France Rambouillet Discussed further sanctions against Iraq with President François Mitterrand.
July 14–18, 1991  United Kingdom London Attended the 17th G7 summit. Also met with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
July 18–20, 1991  Greece Athens,
Souda Bay
Met with Prime Minister Konstantinos Mitsotakis. Addressed U.S. and Greek military personnel.
July 20–21, 1991  Turkey Ankara,
Met with President Turgut Ozal.
20 July 29 – August 1, 1991  Soviet Union Moscow
Attended the U.S.-Soviet Summit Meeting. Signed 1st Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Addressed the Ukrainian Parliament.
21 October 29–30, 1991  Spain Madrid Met with Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez Marquez and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Attended the opening session of the Middle East Peace Conference.
22 November 6–8, 1991  Italy Rome Attended the NATO Summit Meeting.
November 8, 1991   Vatican City Apostolic Palace Audience with Pope John Paul II.
November 8–9, 1991  Netherlands The Hague Attended the European Community summit Meeting.

1992 / 1993[edit]

Dates Country Locations Details
23 December 31, 1991 –
January 3, 1992
 Australia Sydney,
Met with Prime Minister Paul Keating and senior Australian officials. Addressed the Australian Parliament.
January 3–5, 1992  Singapore Singapore Met with President Wee Kim Wee and Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong. Attended a meeting of the ASEAN Business Council.
January 5–7, 1992  South Korea Seoul Met with President Roh Tae-woo and senior South Korean officials. Signed a science and technology agreement. Addressed the South Korean National Assembly. Visited U.S. military personnel.
January 7–10, 1992  Japan Kyoto,
Met with Emperor Akihito, Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa and senior Japanese officials.
24 June 11, 1992  Panama Panama City Met with President Guillermo Endara. Delivered public addresses.
June 12–13, 1992  Brazil Rio de Janeiro Attended the Earth Summit Meeting.
25 July 5, 1992  Poland Warsaw Met with President Lech Wałęsa. Attended a memorial service for former Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski.
July 5–8, 1992  Germany Munich Attended the 18th G7 summit. Also met with Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
July 8–10, 1992  Finland Helsinki Attended the CSCE Summit Meeting.
26 December 31, 1992  Saudi Arabia Riyadh Met with King Fahd.
December 31, 1992 – January 2, 1993  Somalia Mogadishu,
Visited international relief workers and U.S. military personnel.
January 2–3, 1993  Russia Moscow Signed the START II Treaty.
January 3–5, 1993  France Paris Discussed the Bosnian crisis with President François Mitterrand.

Multilateral meetings[edit]

Multilateral meetings of the following intergovernmental organizations took place during George H. W. Bush's 1989–1993 presidency.

Group Year
1989 1990 1991 1992
G7 July 14–16,
France Paris
July 9–11,
United States Houston
July 15–17,
United Kingdom London
July 8–10,
Germany Munich
NATO May 29–30,
Belgium Brussels
July 5–6,
United Kingdom London
November 7–8,
Italy Rome
December 4,
Belgium Brussels
OSCE November 19–21,
France Paris
none none July 9–10,
Finland Helsinki

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Travels of President George H.W. Bush". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.

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