George H.W. Bush Travels

Destinations
Dates
Purpose
Ottawa
Canada
February 10, 1989
Working visit; met with Prime Minister Mulroney.
Tokyo
Japan
February 23-25, 1989
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.
Beijing
People's Republic of China
February 25-27, 1989
Met with President Yang and Prime Minister Li. Also met with Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia.
Seoul
Korea
February 27, 1989
Official visit; addressed the National Assembly.
Rome, Nettuno
Italy
May 26-28, 1989
Met with President Cossiga and Prime Minister De Mita.
Vatican City
May 27, 1989
Audience with Pope John Paul II.
Brussels
Belgium
May 28-30, 1989
Attended NATO Summit Meeting. Present were the heads of state and government of Canada, Denmark, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Bonn, Mainz
Federal Republic of Germany
May 30-31, 1989
Met with Chancellor Kohl.
London
United Kingdom
May 31-June 2, 1989
Met with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Thatcher.
Warsaw, Gdansk
Poland
July 9-11, 1989
Met with government and Solidarity leaders. Addressed the National Assembly on July 10.
Budapest
Hungary
July 11-13, 1989
Met with Hungarian officials and delivered an address at Karl Marx University.
Paris
France
July 13-17, 1989
Attended Economic Summit Meeting of the heads of state and governments of Canada, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. Also attended ceremonies for the Bicentennial of the French Revolution, and met with Ivorian President Houphouet-Boigny.
The Hague, Leiden
The Netherlands
July 17-18, 1989
Met with Queen Beatrix and Prime Minister Lubbers and delivered a public address.
San Josť
Costa Rica
October 27-28, 1989
Attended Hemispheric Summit Meeting.
Valletta and Marsaxlokk Bay
Malta
December 1-3, 1989
Attended Summit Meeting (December 2-3) with Soviet Chairman Gorbachev. Also met with Maltese Prime Minister Fenech Adami.
Brussels
Belgium
December 3-4, 1989
Briefed NATO heads of state and governments on the U.S.-Soviet Summit Meeting.
St. Martin Island
French West Indies
December 16, 1989
Informal meeting with President Mitterrand.
Cartagena
Colombia
February 15, 1990
Attended Summit Meeting on the control of illicit drug trafficking, with the presidents of Colombia, Bolivia and Peru.
Toronto
Canada
April 10, 1990
Informal meeting with Prime Minister Mulroney.
Bermuda
United Kingdom
April 13-14, 1990
Informal meeting with Prime Minister Thatcher.
London
United Kingdom
July 5-6, 1990
Attended NATO Summit Meeting.
Helsinki
Finland
September 8-9, 1990
Summit Meeting with Soviet President Gorbachev. Issued joint statement on the Persian Gulf crisis. Also met with President Koivisto.
Prague
Czechoslovakia
November 17, 1990
Attended ceremonies commemorating the first anniversary of the "Velvet Revolution." Addressed the Federal Assembly.
Speyer, Ludwigshafen
Germany
November 18, 1990
Met with Chancellor Kohl.
Paris
France
November 18-21, 1990
Attended CSCE Summit Meeting and the signing of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.
Jeddah, Dhahran
Saudi Arabia
November 21-22, 1990
Met with King Fahd and the Amir of Kuwait. Addressed U.S. and British military personnel in eastern Saudi Arabia.
Cairo
Egypt
November 22-23, 1990
Discussed the Persian Gulf crisis with President Mubarak.
Geneva
Switzerland
November 23, 1990
Discussed the Persian Gulf crisis with Syrian President Assad.
Monterrey, Agualeguas
Mexico
November 26-27, 1990
State Visit.
Brasilia
Brazil
December 3-4, 1990
Met with President Collor de Mello and addressed a joint session of the Brazilian Congress.
Montevideo
Uruguay
December 4-5, 1990
Met with President Lacalle and addressed a joint session of the Uruguayan Congress.
Buenos Aires
Argentina
December 5-6, 1990
Met with President Menem and addressed a joint session of the Argentinean Congress.
Santiago
Chile
December 6-7, 1990
Met with President Aylwin and addressed a joint session of the Chilean Congress.
Caracas
Venezuela
December 7-8, 1990
Met with President Perez.
Ottawa
Canada
March 13-14, 1991
Met with Prime Minister Mulroney and signed an Air Quality Agreement.
Martinique (France)
West Indies
March 14, 1991
Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Mitterrand.
Bermuda
United Kingdom
March 14-16, 1991
Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Major.
Toronto
Canada
July 9, 1991
Informal meeting with Prime Minister Mulroney.
Rambouillet
France
July 14, 1991
Discussed further sanctions against Iraq with President Mitterrand.
London
United Kingdom
July 14-18, 1991
Attended Economic Summit Meeting with the heads of state and government of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. Also met with Soviet
Athens, Souda Bay
Greece
July 18-20, 1991
Met with Prime Minister Mitsotakis; addressed U.S. and Greek military personnel.
Ankara, Istanbul
Turkey
July 20-22, 1991
Met with President Ozal.
Moscow, Kiev
U.S.S.R.
July 29-August 1, 1991
Attended U.S.-Soviet Summit Meeting. Signed Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Addressed the Ukrainian Parliament.
Madrid
Spain
October 29-30, 1991
Met with Prime Minister Gonzalez, Soviet President Gorbachev and attended the opening session of the Middle East Peace Conference.
Rome
Italy
November 6-8, 1991
Attended NATO Summit Meeting.
Vatican City
November 8, 1991
Audience with Pope John Paul II.
The Hague
Netherlands
November 8-9, 1991
Attended European Community Summit Meeting.
Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne
Australia
December 31, 1991- January 3, 1992
Met with Prime Minister Keating and senior Australian officials; addressed the Australian Parliament.
Singapore
Singapore
January 3-5, 1992
Met with President Wee and Prime Minister Goh; attended a meeting of the ASEAN Business Council.
Seoul
Korea
January 5-7, 1992
Met with President Roh and senior Korean officials, signed a science and technology agreement, addressed the Korean National Assembly and visited U.S. military personnel.
Kyoto, Kashihara, Tokyo
Japan
January 7-10, 1992
Met with Emperor Akihito, Prime Minister Miyazawa and senior Japanese officials.
Panama City
Panama
June 11, 1992
Met with President Endara and delivered public addresses.
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
June 12-13, 1992
Attended the Earth Summit Meeting.
Warsaw
Poland
July 5, 1992
Met with President Walesa and attended a memorial service for former Prime Minister Paderewski.
Munich
Germany
July 5-8, 1992
Attended an Economic Summit Meeting with the heads of state and government of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. Also met with Russian President Yeltsin.
Helsinki
Finland
July 8-10, 1992
Attended a CSCE Summit Meeting.
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
December 31, 1992
Met with King Fahd
Mogadishu, Baidoa, Baledogle
Somalia
December 31, 1992-January 2, 1993
Visited international relief workers and U.S. military personnel.
Moscow
Russia
January 2-3, 1993
Signed START II Treaty.
Paris
France
January 3, 1993
Discussed the Bosnian crisis with President Mitterrand.



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