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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, July 30, 2001 [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Pages 1077-1113 Contents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Bill Signings; Meetings With Foreign Leaders Congressional Gold Medal, presentation to Navajo Code Talkers--1105 Congressional leaders, meeting--1099 Kosovo, U.S. troops at Camp Bondsteel--1095 National Future Farmers of America Organization--1108 Radio address--1077 Virginia gubernatorial candidate Mark Earley--1103 Bill Signings Senator Paul Coverdell, legislation honoring, remarks--1102 Supplemental Appropriations Act, FY 2001, statement--1096 Communications to Congress Middle East peace process, message transmitting report on national emergency with respect to terrorists who threaten to disrupt-- 1094 Plan Colombia, message transmitting report--1108 Yugoslavia, former, letter reporting on deployment of military forces for stabilization--1098 Communications to Federal Agencies Charter for Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia, memorandum--1101 Emergency refugee and migration assistance, memorandum--1107 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Cabinet Room--1099 Interviews With the News Media--Continued Genoa, Italy--1078, 1079 Oval Office--1103 News conferences July 22 (No. 13) with President Putin of Russia--1081 July 23 (No. 14) with Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy--1088 Joint Statements President George W. Bush and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir V. Putin--1086, 1087 Meetings With Foreign Leaders France, President Chirac--1078 Germany, Chancellor Schroeder--1079 Italy, Prime Minister Berlusconi--1088 Russia, President Putin--1081, 1086, 1087 Vatican, Pope John Paul II--1087 Proclamations National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day--1100 Parents' Day--1079 Statements by the President See also Bill Signings Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, anniversary--1106 Balkans--1097 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1113 Checklist of White House press releases--1112 Digest of other White House announcements--1111 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1111 Editor's Note: The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is also available on the Internet on the GPO Access service at http:// www.gpo.gov/nara/nara003.html. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF ------------------------------ PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS Published every Monday by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is published pursuant to the authority contained in the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 500, as amended; 44 U.S.C. Ch. 15), under regulations prescribed by the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register, approved by the President (37 FR 23607; 1 CFR Part 10). Distribution is made only by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents will be furnished by mail to domestic subscribers for $80.00 per year ($137.00 for mailing first class) and to foreign subscribers for $93.75 per year, payable to the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. The charge for a single copy is $3.00 ($3.75 for foreign mailing). There are no restrictions on the republication of material appearing in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. [[Page 1077]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1077] Pages 1077-1113 Week Ending Friday, July 27, 2001 The President's Radio Address July 21, 2001 Good morning. As you hear this, I am in Genoa, Italy, at an important meeting of the world's most industrialized nations and Russia. Our focus this year is on the poor and struggling nations of the world and what prosperous democracies can do to help them build a better future. This cause is the priority of the United States' foreign policy. We're a wealthy nation with responsibilities to help others. It is also in our best interest to do so, because we benefit when we have strong and stable partners around the world who trade with us and help keep the peace. Our discussions here in Europe are centered on some great goals. We want to spread the benefits of free trade as far and as wide as possible. Free trade is the only proven path out of poverty for developing nations. And when nations are shut off from the world, their people pay a steep price. Despite trade's proven track record for lifting the lives of the poor, some still oppose it. They seek to deny the poor and developing countries their best hope for escaping poverty. Legitimate concerns about labor standards, economic dislocation, and the environment should be addressed and will be. But the developing countries have no need for protectionist policies that would condemn them to permanent poverty. Yet, trade alone is not enough. Wealthy nations must also work in true partnership with developing countries to help them overcome obstacles to their development, such as illiteracy, disease, and unsustainable debt. This is compassionate conservatism at an international level, and it is the responsibility that comes with freedom and prosperity. To advance literacy in the developing world, I proposed that the United States increase funding for our international education assistance programs by nearly 20 percent. And we will lead a new effort to improve basic education and teacher training in Africa. We've proposed that the World Bank and other development banks increase the share of their funding devoted to education and to tie this support more directly to clear measurable results. And we have proposed that up to half of all the funds provided by development banks to the poorest countries be provided as grants rather than loans for education, health, and human needs. Today, many poor nations are benefiting from efforts to relieve them of the crippling burden of massive debt. But debt relief is ultimately a short-term fix. My proposal doesn't merely drop the debt; it helps stop the debt. A final item of business at our Genoa summit is to launch a new global fund to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. The U.S. contributes nearly a billion dollars a year annually to international efforts to combat AIDS and infectious diseases, and we stand ready to contribute more to the global fund as it demonstrates its success. This is a time of great opportunity. What some call globalization is in fact the triumph of human liberty across national borders. We have today the chance to prove that freedom can work, not just in the new world or old world but in the whole world. Our great challenge is to include all the world's poor in an expanding circle of development throughout all the Americas and all of Asia and all of Africa. Such a world will enjoy greater freedom and prosperity and is far more likely to be at peace. Thank you for listening. Note: The address was recorded at 1:55 p.m. on July 17 in the Cabinet Room at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on July 21. The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on July 20 but was embargoed for release until the broadcast. The Office of the Press Secretary also released a Spanish language transcript of this address. [[Page 1078]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1078] Pages 1077-1113 Week Ending Friday, July 27, 2001 Remarks Prior to Discussions With President Jacques Chirac of France in Genoa, Italy July 21, 2001 President Bush. Mr. President, thank you for coming by. I'm looking forward to our discussion. The meetings have been very productive here in Genoa. We've discussed a lot of important issues and agreed upon--had some important agreements, starting with the need to advance trade in the new round of global trade discussions. We also understand that countries such as France and the United States must assume more responsibility, helping nations help themselves, particularly on the continent of Africa. We had a fantastic meeting last night with some of the continent's leaders. President Chirac was most eloquent about Africa and our responsibilities, and world leaders agreed with him, and I did, too. And as well, I'm very concerned about the violence. It's a tragic loss of life that occurred. It's also tragic that many police officers have been hurt, men and women who have been trying to protect democratically elected leaders and our necessary right to be able to discuss our common problems. In Washington, DC, Mr. President, I said as clearly as I could, and I'll say it here again, those who claim to represent the voices of the poor aren't doing so. Those protesters who try to shut down our talks on trade and aid don't represent the poor, as far as I'm concerned. I appreciate the work of the Italian Government, the mayor of Genoa, the good people of this country for providing a secure atmosphere where the G-8, democratically elected leaders, as well as leaders from Africa, Central America, Asia--leaders who represent the poor of the world could come--the poor of the world, by the way, who spoke very clearly and eloquently about the need for nations such as ours to open up our markets, nations such as ours to help develop education infrastructures, nations such as ours to forgive debt---- President Chirac. And health. President Bush. ----and health, absolutely, and health. So this has been a very productive meeting. It's been productive because we've met and agreed. It's also very productive because it gives me a chance to continue dialog with a friend such as Jacques Chirac. People may not remember, but even before I became sworn in as President, in between the election, when it finally ended and my swearing-in, the first world leader I met with was President Chirac. I knew him to be a man of principle. He articulated his principles to me then, and he continues to do so, for which I am most grateful. So Mr. President, thank you for being here. I'm honored to have you. President Chirac. Merci. I must say that I absolutely share the feelings expressed by President Bush, share as concerns the efficiency of the organization of the summit, the efficiency which has been somewhat overshadowed by the events. But it was, indeed, a very positive summit. And it has enabled us to become aware of the problems of populations of Asia and Africa. Last night at dinner was very instructive. We have spoken with mainly African leaders who have decided to take greater control over their own destiny, and we have pledged ourselves to support them in their desire for sustainable development. Obviously, we have all been traumatized by the events. I shall not give any judgment, except to say that the elected leaders of our countries have to consider the problems that have brought tens of thousands of our compatriots, mainly from European countries, to demonstrate--to demonstrate their concern, to demonstrate their wish to change. And my last thoughts will be for the people of Genoa, who have been, indeed, as traumatized as we have by the events in the city. President Bush. Thank you, Mr. President.
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