Week Ending Friday, November 9, 2007

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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: November 6, 2007

Remarks at a State Dinner Honoring President Nicolas Sarkozy of France,
November 6, 2007

Mr. President, distinguished guests: Laura and I offer you a warm welcome to the WhiteHouse—or should I say, "Bienvenue a la Maison Blanche." [Laughter]

In 1777, another George W. welcomed to America another Frenchman. His name was Lafayette. The two leaders built a strong friendship based on common values and common virtues. They both recognized the power of human freedom. They both served with courage in freedom’s cause, and they both anticipated that freedom would advance in other lands following its victory here in America.

Two centuries later, our two nations are honoring the legacy of Lafayette by helping others resist tyranny and terror. French and American troops are helping to defend a young democracy in Afghanistan. Our two nations support the democratic Government of Lebanon. We agree that reconciliation and democracy in Iraq are vital to the future of the Middle East. And our two nations condemn violations of human rights in Darfur, in Burma, and around the world.

France and the United States can meet great challenges when we work together, Mr. President. You and I share a commitment to deepen the cooperation of our two republics, and through this cooperation, we can make the world a better place.

I look forward to our discussions at Mount Vernon, where George Washington welcomed his friend Lafayette. And in the spirit of our friendship, I offer a toast to you and to some of America’s oldest friends, the free people of France.

Note: The President spoke at 7:35 p.m. in the State Dining Room at the White House. The transcript released by the Office of the Press Secretary also included the remarks of President Sarkozy.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Remarks at a State Dinner Honoring President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, November 6, 2007," Week Ending Friday, November 9, 2007 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, November 9, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:1464-1465 Original Sources, accessed July 18, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NQQQGAWLVD7CYDY.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Remarks at a State Dinner Honoring President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, November 6, 2007." Week Ending Friday, November 9, 2007, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, November 9, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:1464-1465, Original Sources. 18 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NQQQGAWLVD7CYDY.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Remarks at a State Dinner Honoring President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, November 6, 2007' in Week Ending Friday, November 9, 2007. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, November 9, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:1464-1465. Original Sources, retrieved 18 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NQQQGAWLVD7CYDY.