US president's visit

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US President George W. Bush is greeted by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría during a visit to the OECD headquarters on 13 June 2008.
Mr Bush delivered a speech in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, whose spirit the OECD “carries […] into a new century”. President Bush’s speech touched on the Franco-US friendship–“France was America’s first friend”–US-European relations, and wider global issues, including international security. A video and transcript of the speech is available at©OECD Observer No 269 October 2008

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