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Bush Schedules Trip to Finland

March 20, 2002

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Bush will meet President Tarja Halonen of Finland April 16.

``A good friend and partner of the United States, Finland has provided personnel and resources in the Balkans and to fight terrorism, including in Afghanistan,″ White House press secretary Ari Fleischer said in a statement.

``The Oval Office meeting will provide an opportunity for both leaders to discuss their common objectives with respect to global and regional issues,″ Fleischer said.

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