Dunbar House, Sea Island, Georgia
PRESIDENT BUSH: I'm so honored to have a chance to visit with you
again, Mr. Prime Minister. I look forward to our discussions.
We've got great relations, and relations with Canada are, as
far as I'm concerned, very important relations.
we will continue our discussions on mad cow and soft wood lumber.
You've always been a strong advocate of Canadian interests,
of course, and I appreciate that. Hopefully we can resolve the
mad cow quickly, that you've asked me to do, and that we will
continue to work on a soft wood lumber agreement that's beneficial
to both countries.
is a great friend, and you've been very cooperative at figuring
out ways to cooperate in the war on terror. The Prime Minister
has got a clear vision about the dangers that face the free
world, and for that I'm grateful, too. So I look forward to
our discussions, sir.
MINISTER MARTIN: Well, thank you very much. First of all, Mr.
President, I thank you for having us all here. This is an absolutely
spectacular, beautiful spot. And I think that we're all very,
very glad to be here.
terms of the war on terror, this is a -- we feel every bit as
strongly about it as you. And the fact is, that we are all at
peril here, and we have all got to win this war. And Canada
certainly intends to do our part, and we stand with you foursquare
against global terrorism.
you'll also allow me, simply to say, now that I'm here, I really
-- certainly on my own behalf, and on behalf of all of the Canadian
people, how -- how much we regret the passing of President Reagan,
and what a tremendous contribution he made to the free world.
I don't think there's any doubt that he is one of the great
influential people of the second half of the last century. His
effect in bringing the cold war to an end is one for which historians
will laud him forever. And so I think that you -- at the same
time, while you feel very badly, I'm sure you feel very, very
proud and I think the American people can feel proud.
BUSH: Thanks, Paul. Appreciate it.
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