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Sharm el-Sheikh Summit (2003)

Location
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Date
2003-03-06
People
George W. Bush, United States: Participant, Hosni Mubarak, Egypt: Participant, Abdullah II of Jordan, Jordan: Participant, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia: Participant
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A summit meeting held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on 3 June 2003, between U.S. President George Bush, PNA Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas and the leaders of several Arab countries, including King Abdullah of Jordan and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Held in the midst of the Second Intifada, and shortly after the publication of the final text of the Road Map for Peace, the summit concluded with two statements, one by Mubarak in the name of the Arab leaders and one by Bush. Mubarak's statement affirmed the Arab countries' commitment to the Road Map and to opposing terror and violence, while calling on Israel to fulfill its own responsibilities. Bush referred to his vision for peace of June 2002 and stressed the importance of fighting terrorism. Both leaders also made reference to the recently-concluded war in Iraq.