List of international presidential trips made by George W. Bush

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This is a list of international presidential trips made by George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States. George W. Bush made 48 international trips to 73 different countries (in addition to visiting the West Bank) during his presidency, which began on January 20, 2001 and ended on January 20, 2009.[1]

Bush visited six continents: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. On one of his two trips to Sub-Saharan Africa, he visited three of the poorest countries in the world: Liberia, Rwanda, and Benin. He also made a secret trip to Iraq on Thanksgiving Day 2003 to dine with the troops. His father had made a similar visit to the U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia in 1990. On November 15–20, 2006, Bush made the third round the world presidential flight (after Johnson and Nixon).

The number of visits per country where he travelled are:

2001[edit]

President George W. Bush and Pope John Paul II at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, July 23, 2001.
Dates Country Locations Details
1 February 16, 2001  Mexico San Cristóbal Met with President Vincente Fox; discussed trade, energy, migration, educational opportunities, and the battle against the illegal drug trade.[2]
2 April 20–22, 2001  Canada Quebec City Attended the 3rd Summit of the Americas.
3 June 12–13, 2001  Spain Madrid Met with King Juan Carlos I and Prime Minister José María Aznar.
June 13–14, 2001  Belgium Brussels Attended the NATO Summit Meeting. Met with King Albert II and Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt.
June 14–15, 2001  Sweden Gothenburg Attended the U.S.-EU Summit Meeting. Met with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prime Minister Göran Persson, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the country.
June 15–16, 2001  Poland Warsaw State Visit. Met with President Aleksander Kwaśniewski.
June 16, 2001  Slovenia Kranj Attended the summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Also met with Prime Minister Janez Drnovšek.
4 July 18–20, 2001  United Kingdom London,
Chequers,
Halton,
Brize Norton
Met with Prime Minister Tony Blair and Queen Elizabeth II.
July 20–24, 2001  Italy Genoa,
Castel Gandolfo,
Rome
Attended the 27th G8 summit. Met with Pope John Paul II. Also met with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.
July 24, 2001 United Nations Kosovo Camp Bondsteel Addressed U.S. military personnel.
5 October 18–21, 2001  China Shanghai Attended APEC Summit.

2002[edit]

President George W. Bush at the Normandy American Cemetery at Normandy Beach in France, May 27, 2002.
Dates Country Locations Details
6 February 16–19, 2002  Japan Tokyo Met with Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. Addressed the Diet.
February 19–21, 2002  South Korea Seoul,
Dorasan,
Osan
Met with President Kim Dae-jung. Visited the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Addressed U.S. military personnel.
February 21–22, 2002  China Beijing Met with President Jiang Zemin and Premier Zhu Rongji.
7 March 21–22, 2002  Mexico Monterrey Attended the International Conference on Financing for Development. Met with President Vicente Fox.
March 23–24, 2002  Peru Lima Met with the Presidents Alejandro Toledo of Peru, Andrés Pastrana Arango of Colombia, and Jorge Quiroga of Bolivia, and with the Vice President Pedro Pinto Rubianes of Ecuador.
March 24, 2002  El Salvador San Salvador Attended the Summit Meeting of Presidents of the Central American Republics.
8 May 22–23, 2002  Germany Berlin Met with Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. Addressed the Bundestag.
May 23–26, 2002  Russia Moscow,
St. Petersburg
Summit meeting with President Vladimir Putin. Signed Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty.
May 26–27, 2002  France Paris,
Sainte-Mère-Église,
Colleville
Met with President Jacques Chirac. Delivered a Memorial Day address in Normandy.
May 27–28, 2002  Italy Rome Met with President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Attended the NATO Summit Meeting and inaugurated the NATO-Russia Council.
May 28, 2002   Vatican City Apostolic Palace Audience with Pope John Paul II.
9 June 25–27, 2002  Canada Kananaskis Attended the 28th G8 summit.
10 October 26–27, 2002  Mexico Los Cabos Attended the APEC Summit Meeting.
11 November 19–22, 2002  Czech Republic Prague Attended the NATO and EAPC Summit Meetings.
November 22, 2002  Russia St. Petersburg Met with President Vladimir Putin.
November 22–23, 2002  Lithuania Vilnius Met with the Presidents of the Baltic states, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the country.
November 23, 2002  Romania Bucharest Met with President Ion Iliescu.

2003[edit]

President George W. Bush with U.S. military personnel in Baghdad, Iraq, November 27, 2003.
Dates Country Locations Details
12 March 16, 2003  Portugal Terceira Island Discussed the Iraq crisis with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar and Portuguese Prime Minister José Manuel Barroso.
13 April 7–8, 2003  United Kingdom Belfast,
Hillsborough
Met with Prime Minister Tony Blair to discuss the reconstruction of Iraq. Also met with Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Northern Irish political leaders.
14 May 31, 2003  Poland Kraków,
Oświęcim
Met with President Aleksander Kwaśniewski and Prime Minister Leszek Miller. Visited Nazi-German Auschwitz concentration camp.
May 31 – June 1, 2003  Russia St. Petersburg Met with President Vladimir Putin. Attended ceremonies commemorating the city's 300th anniversary.
June 1–2, 2003  France Evian-les-Bains Attended the 29th G8 summit. Met with Chinese President Hu Jintao.
June 2–3, 2003  Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh Attended the "Red Sea Summit" with the leaders of Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas.
June 4, 2003  Jordan Aqaba Attended meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas. Met with King Abdullah II.
June 4–5, 2003  Qatar Doha Met with Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Visited U.S. Central Command headquarters and addressed U.S. military personnel, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the country.
15 July 8, 2003  Senegal Dakar,
Gorée Island
Met with President Abdoulaye Wade.
July 8–11, 2003  South Africa Pretoria Met with President Thabo Mbeki.
July 10, 2003  Botswana Gaborone Met with President Festus Mogae. Toured Mokolodi Nature Reserve.
July 11, 2003  Uganda Kampala Met with President Yoweri Museveni.
July 11–12, 2003  Nigeria Abuja Met with President Olusegun Obasanjo.
16 October 17–18, 2003  Japan Tokyo Met with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
October 18–19, 2003  Philippines Manila Addressed a joint session of the Philippine Congress and met with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
October 18–21, 2003  Thailand Bangkok Attended the APEC Summit Meeting.
October 21–22, 2003  Singapore Singapore Met with Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong.
October 22, 2003  Indonesia Denpasar Met with President Megawati Sukarnoputri and Muslim religious leaders.
October 22, 2003  Australia Canberra Met with Prime Minister John Howard. Addressed joint meeting of Parliament.
17 November 18–21, 2003  United Kingdom London,
Sedgefield
State Visit. Met with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair.
November 27, 2003  Iraq Baghdad Met with members of the Coalition Provisional Authority and the Iraqi Governing Council, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the country. Addressed U.S. military personnel.

2004[edit]

President George W. Bush with President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi (left), and Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern (right), in Shannon, Ireland, June 26, 2004.
Dates Country Locations Details
18 January 12–13, 2004  Mexico Monterrey Attended the Special Summit of the Americas.
19 June 4–5, 2004  Italy Rome Met with President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
June 4, 2004   Vatican City Apostolic Palace Met with Pope John Paul II.
June 5–6, 2004  France Paris,
Colleville,
Caen,
Arromanches
Met with President Jacques Chirac. Attended the 60th anniversary of D-Day ceremonies.
20 June 25–26, 2004  Ireland Shannon,
Dromoland Castle
Attended the U.S.-EU Summit Meeting. Met with Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.
June 26–29, 2004  Turkey Ankara,
Istanbul
Met with President Ahmet Necdet Sezer and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Attended the NATO Summit meeting.
21 November 19–22, 2004  Chile Santiago Attended the APEC Summit Meeting.
November 22, 2004  Colombia Cartagena Met with President Álvaro Uribe.
22 November 30 – December 1, 2004  Canada Ottawa,
Gatineau,
Halifax
Met with Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Myra Freeman and Prime Minister Paul Martin.

2005[edit]

President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush disembark from Air Force One after arriving at Osaka, Japan, November 15, 2005.
Dates Country Locations Details
23 February 20–23, 2005  Belgium Brussels Attended the NATO and EU Summit Meetings.
February 23, 2005  Germany Mainz,
Wiesbaden
Met with Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. Visited U.S. military personnel.
February 23–24, 2005  Slovakia Bratislava Attended the summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the country. Also met with Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda.
24 April 6–8, 2005   Vatican City St. Peter's Basilica Attended the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
April 6–8, 2005  Italy Rome Met with President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
25 May 6–7, 2005  Latvia Riga Met with the Presidents of the Baltic states.
May 7–8, 2005  Netherlands Maastricht,
Valkenburg,
Margraten
Met with Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende. Delivered address at the Netherlands American Cemetery, marking the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.[3]
May 8–9, 2005  Russia Moscow Met with President Vladimir Putin. Attended the 60th anniversary of VE Day ceremonies.
May 9–10, 2005  Georgia Tbilisi Met with President Mikheil Saakashvili, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the country.
26 July 5–6, 2005  Denmark Kastrup,
Fredensborg,
Copenhagen
Met with Queen Margrethe II and Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
July 6–8, 2005  United Kingdom Gleneagles Attended the 31st G8 summit.
27 November 3–5, 2005  Argentina Mar del Plata Attended the 4th Summit of the Americas.
November 5–6, 2005  Brazil Brasília Met with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
November 6–7, 2005  Panama Panama City Met with President Martín Torrijos.
28 November 15–16, 2005  Japan Kyoto Met with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
November 16–20, 2005  South Korea Pusan,
Gyeongju,
Osan
Attended the APEC Summit Meeting. Met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Addressed U.S. military personnel.
November 20–21, 2005  China Beijing Met with President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao.
November 21, 2005  Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Met with President Nambaryn Enkhbayar and Prime Minister Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the country.

2006[edit]

President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush with Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet and Mrs. Tran Thi Kim Chi in the Great Hall of the Presidential Palace, Hanoi, Vietnam, November 17, 2006.
Dates Country Locations Details
29 February 28, 2006  Ireland Shannon Met with U.S. Marines who were en route to Iraq.
March 1, 2006  Afghanistan Bagram,
Kabul
Met with President Hamid Karzai. Dedicated new U.S. Embassy. Addressed U.S. military personnel.
March 1–3, 2006  India New Delhi,
Hyderabad
Met with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Signed U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Agreement.
March 3–4, 2006  Pakistan Islamabad Met with President Pervez Musharraf.
30 March 30–31, 2006  Mexico Cancún,
Chichen-Itza
Attended the 2nd North American Leaders' Summit with President Vincente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper; visited the Chichen-Itza archaeological site.
31 June 13, 2006  Iraq Baghdad Met with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Addressed U.S. military personnel.
32 June 20–21, 2006  Austria Vienna Attended the U.S.-EU Summit Meeting.
June 21–22, 2006  Hungary Budapest Met with President László Sólyom and Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány. Attended the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising.
33 July 12–14, 2006  Germany Stralsund,
Trinwillershagen
Met with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
July 14–17, 2006  Russia St. Petersburg Attended the 32nd G8 summit. Met with Chinese President Hu Jintao, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
34 November 15, 2006  Russia Moscow Met with President Vladimir Putin.
November 16–17, 2006  Singapore Singapore Met with the chairman of the Singapore Council of Presidential Advisers, J. Y. Pillay and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Addressed National University of Singapore.
November 17–20, 2006  Vietnam Hanoi,
Ho Chi Minh City
Attended the APEC Summit Meeting.
November 20, 2006  Indonesia Jakarta,
Bogor
Met with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
35 November 27–28, 2006  Estonia Tallinn Met with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the country.
November 28–29, 2006  Latvia Riga Attended the NATO Summit Meeting.
November 29–30, 2006  Jordan Amman Met with King Abdullah II and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

2007[edit]

President George W. Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Heiligendamm, Germany, June 6, 2007.
Dates Country Locations Details
36 March 8–9, 2007  Brazil São Paulo Met with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
March 9–11, 2007  Uruguay Montevideo Met with President Tabaré Vázquez.
March 11, 2007  Colombia Bogotá Met with President Álvaro Uribe.
March 11–12, 2007  Guatemala Guatemala City,
Santa Cruz Balanyá,
Iximche
Informal visit; met with President Óscar Berger; visited the Iximche archaeological site.
March 12–14, 2007  Mexico Mérida,
Uxmal
Met with President Felipe Calderón; visited the Uxmal archaeological site.
37 June 4–5, 2007  Czech Republic Prague Met with President Václav Klaus and Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek. Addressed Conference on Democracy and Security.
June 5–8, 2007  Germany Heiligendamm Attended the 33rd G8 summit. Met with Chinese President Hu Jintao.
June 8, 2007  Poland Gdańsk,
Jurata
Met with President Lech Kaczyński.
June 8–10, 2007  Italy Rome Met with President Giorgio Napolitano and Prime Minister Romano Prodi.
June 9, 2007   Vatican City Apostolic Palace Audience with Pope Benedict XVI.
June 10, 2007  Albania Tirana Met with President Alfred Moisiu and Prime Minister Sali Berisha, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the country.
June 10–11, 2007  Bulgaria Sofia Met with President Georgi Parvanov and Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev.
38 August 20–21, 2007  Canada Montebello Attended North American Leaders' Summit with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderón.
39 September 3, 2007  Iraq Al Asad Airbase Met with Gen. David Petraeus, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, senior U.S. officials, Iraqi political leaders. Addressed U.S military personnel.
September 3–8, 2007  Australia Sydney Attended the APEC Summit Meeting.

2008[edit]

President George W. Bush and Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor at Osu Castle, in Accra, Ghana, February 20, 2008.
Dates Country Locations Details
40 January 9–11, 2008  Israel Tel Aviv,
Jerusalem
Met with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Shimon Peres. Visited Yad Vashem.
January 10, 2008  Palestinian National Authority Ramallah,
Bethlehem
Met with President Mahmoud Abbas. Visited the Church of the Nativity.
January 11–12, 2008  Kuwait Kuwait City,
Camp Arifjan
Attended Roundtable on Democracy and Development. Met with Gen. David Petraeus and United States Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker. Addressed U.S. military personnel.
January 12–13, 2008  Bahrain Manama Met with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Addressed U.S. military personnel, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the country.
January 13–14, 2008  United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, Dubai Met with President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the country. .
January 14–16, 2008  Saudi Arabia Riyadh,
Al-Janadriyah
Met with King Abdullah.
January 16, 2008  Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh Met with President Hosni Mubarak.
41 February 16, 2008  Benin Porto Novo Met with President Yayi Boni, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the country.
February 16–19, 2008  Tanzania Dar es Salaam,
Arusha
Met with President Jakaya Kikwete. Signed Millenimum Challenge agreement.
February 19, 2008  Rwanda Kigali Met with President Paul Kagame. Dedicated new U.S. Embassy.
February 19–21, 2008  Ghana Accra Met with President John Kufuor.
February 21, 2008  Liberia Monrovia Met with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
42 April 1, 2008  Ukraine Kiev Met with President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
April 2–4, 2008  Romania Bucharest Attended the NATO Summit Meeting.
April 4–5, 2008  Croatia Zagreb Met with President Stjepan Mesić.
April 5–6, 2008  Russia Sochi Met with President Vladimir Putin and President-elect Dmitry Medvedev.
43 May 14–16, 2008  Israel Tel Aviv,
Jerusalem,
Masada
Met with President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Addressed the Knesset. Attended Israel's 60th anniversary. Visited the Masada fortification site.
May 16–17, 2008  Saudi Arabia Riyadh,
al-Janadriyah
Met with King Abdullah.
May 17–18, 2008  Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh Met with President Hosni Mubarak, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani. Addressed the World Economic Forum.
44 June 9–10, 2008  Slovenia Ljubljana Met with President Danilo Türk and Prime Minister Janez Janša. Attended the EU-US Summit Meeting.
June 10–11, 2008  Germany Meseberg Met with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
June 11–13, 2008  Italy Rome Met with President Giorgio Napolitano and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
June 13, 2008   Vatican City Apostolic Palace Met with Pope Benedict XVI.
June 13–15, 2008  France Paris Met with President Nicolas Sarkozy. Addressed the OECD. Attended wreath-laying ceremonies at the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial and Mémorial de la France combattante.
June 15–16, 2008  United Kingdom London,
Belfast
Met with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. Met with Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Quartet Representative Tony Blair. In Belfast, met with First Minister Peter Robertson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.
45 July 6–9, 2008  Japan Tōyako Attended the 34th G8 summit. Met with Tanzanian President Kikwete, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese President Hu Jintao and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.
46 August 5–6, 2008  South Korea Seoul Met with President Lee Myung-bak. Addressed U.S. military personnel.
August 6–7, 2008  Thailand Bangkok Met with Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej.
August 7–11, 2008  China Beijing Attended the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. Met with President Hu Jintao and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
47 November 21–23, 2008  Peru Lima Attended the APEC Summit Meeting.
48 December 14, 2008  Iraq Baghdad Met with President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Signed Strategic Framework and Security Agreements. Visited U.S. military personnel.
December 14–15, 2008  Afghanistan Kabul Met with President Hamid Karzai. Visited U.S. military personnel.

Multilateral meetings[edit]

Group Year
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
APEC October 20–21
China Shanghai
October 26–27
Mexico Los Cabos
October 20–21
Thailand Bangkok
November 20–21
Chile Santiago
November 18–19
South Korea Busan
November 18–19
Vietnam Hanoi
September 8–9
Australia Sydney
November 22–23
Peru Lima
G8 July 21–22
Italy Genoa
June 26–27
Canada Kananaskis
June 1–2
France Évian-les-Bains
June 8–10
United States Sea Island
July 6–8
United Kingdom Gleneagles
July 15–17
Russia St. Petersburg
June 6–8
Germany Heiligendamm
July 7–9
Japan Tōyako
NALS none none none none March 23
United States Waco
March 31
Mexico Cancún
August 20–21
Canada Montebello
April 21–22
United States New Orleans
NATO June 13
Belgium Brussels
May 28
Italy Rome
none June 28–29
Turkey Istanbul
February 25
Belgium Brussels
November 28–29
Latvia Riga
none April 2–4
Romania Bucharest
November 21–22
Czech Republic Prague
SOA
(OAS)
April 20–22
Canada Quebec City
none none January 12–13
Mexico Monterrey
November 4–5
Argentina Mar del Plata
none none none
Others U.S.-EU Summit
June 14–15
Sweden Gothenburg
Central American Summit
March 24
El Salvador San Salvador
Red Sea Summit
June 2–3
Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh
U.S.-EU Summit
June 25–26
Republic of Ireland Dromoland Castle
none U.S.-EU Summit
June 20–21
Austria Vienna
none U.S.-EU Summit
June 9–10
Slovenia Ljubljana

G-20 Summit
November 14–15
United States Washington, D.C.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Travels of President George W. Bush". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.
  2. ^ "The President's News Conference With President Vicente Fox of Mexico in San Cristobal, Mexico". The American Presidency Project. University of California, Santa Barbara. February 16, 2001. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  3. ^ "Bush honors WWII dead on Netherlands stop: Marking V-E Day, president reflects on 'terribler price'". May 8, 2005. Retrieved February 26, 2016.

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