August Diplomacy at the White House

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On Tuesday, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak traveled to Washington for the first time in five years to meet with President Obama. Among other things, the two discussed Israel’s settlements in the West Bank and Egypt’s democracy.

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Mubarak said that President Obama’s June speech in Cairo left no doubt about relations between the U.S. and the Muslim world.

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At President Obama’s Oval Office meeting with Mubarak, Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Secretary of State Clinton. Middle East envoy George Mitchell stands in the background.

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Presidents Mubarak and Obama.

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From left to right: Secretary of State Clinton, National Economic Council head Larry Summers, Vice President Joe Biden, National Security Advisor Jim Jones, and Middle East envoy George Mitchell.

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President Obama meets with former President Bill Clinton in the Situation Room of the White House. The two discussed the former president’s recent trip to North Korea, where he successfully negotiated the return of two American journalists.

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