Travels of President George H. W. Bush

Country Locale Remarks Date
Canada Ottawa Working visit; met with Prime Minister Mulroney. February 10, 1989
Japan Tokyo Attended the funeral of Emperor Hirohito. Met with Emperor Akihito of Japan; the Kings of Belgium, Jordan, and Spain; the Presidents of Brazil, Egypt, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Israel, Italy, Nigeria, the Philippines, Portugal, and Zaire; and the Prime Ministers of Japan, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, and Turkey. February 23-​25, 1989
China, People’s Republic of Beijing Met with President Yang and Prime Minister Li. Also met with Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia. February 25-​27, 1989
Korea, Republic of Seoul Official visit; addressed the National Assembly. February 27, 1989
Italy Rome, Nettuno Met with President Cossiga and Prime Minister De Mita. May 26-​28, 1989
Vatican City Audience with Pope John Paul II. May 27, 1989
Belgium Brussels Attended NATO Summit Meeting. Present were the Heads of State and Government of Canada, Denmark, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. May 28-​30, 1989
Germany, Federal Republic of Bonn, Mainz Met with Chancellor Kohl. May 30-​31, 1989
United Kingdom London Met with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Thatcher. May 31-​June 2, 1989
Poland Warsaw, Gdansk Met with government and Solidarity leaders. Addressed the National Assembly on July 10. July 9-​11, 1989
Hungary Budapest Met with Hungarian officials and delivered an address at Karl Marx University. July 11-​13, 1989
France Paris Attended Economic Summit Meeting of the Heads of State and Government of Canada, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Also attended ceremonies for the Bicentennial of the French Revolution, and met with Ivorian President Houphouet-Boigny. July 13-​17, 1989
Netherlands The Hague, Leiden Met with Queen Beatrix and Prime Minister Lubbers and delivered a public address. July 17-​18, 1989
Costa Rica San Jose Attended Hemispheric Summit Meeting. October 27-​28, 1989
Malta Valletta, Marsaxlokk Bay Attended Summit Meeting (December 2-3) with Soviet Chairman Gorbachev. Met also with Maltese Prime Minister Fenech Adami. December 1-​3, 1989
Belgium Brussels Briefed NATO Heads of State and Government on the U.S.-Soviet Summit Meeting. December 3-​4, 1989
France St. Martin Island (French West Indies) Informal meeting with President Mitterrand. December 16, 1989
Colombia Cartagena Attended Summit Meeting on the control of illicit drug trafficking, with the Presidents of Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru. February 15, 1990
Canada Toronto Informal meeting with Prime Minister Mulroney. April 10, 1990
United Kingdom Bermuda Informal meeting with Prime Minister Thatcher. April 13-​14, 1990
United Kingdom London Attended NATO Summit Meeting. July 5-​6, 1990
Finland Helsinki Summit Meeting with Soviet President Gorbachev. Issued joint statement on the Persian Gulf crisis. Also met with President Koivisto. September 8-​9, 1990
Czechoslovakia Prague Attended ceremonies commemorating the first anniversary of the "Velvet Revolution." Addressed the Federal Assembly. November 17, 1990
Germany Speyer, Ludwigshafen Met with Chancellor Kohl. November 18, 1990
France Paris Attended CSCE Summit Meeting and the signing of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe. November 18-​21, 1990
Saudi Arabia Jeddah, Dhahran Met with King Fahd and the Amir of Kuwait. Addressed U.S. and British military personnel in eastern Saudi Arabia. November 21-​22, 1990
Egypt Cairo Discussed the Persian Gulf crisis with President Mubarak. November 22-​23, 1990
Switzerland Geneva Discussed the Persian Gulf crisis with Syrian President Assad. November 23, 1990
Mexico Monterrey, Agualeguas State Visit. November 26-​27, 1990
Brazil Brasilia Met with President Collor de Mello and addressed a Joint Session of the Brazilian Congress. December 3-​4, 1990
Uruguay Montevideo Met with President Lacalle and addressed a Joint Session of the Uruguayan Congress. December 4-​5, 1990
Argentina Buenos Aires Met with President Menem and addressed a Joint Session of the Argentinean Congress. December 5-​6, 1990
Chile Santiago Met with President Aylwin and addressed a Joint Session of the Chilean Congress. December 6-​7, 1990
Venezuela Caracas Met with President Perez. December 7-​8, 1990
Canada Ottawa Met with Prime Minister Mulroney and signed an Air Quality Agreement. March 13-​14, 1991
France Martinique, West Indies Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Mitterrand. March 14, 1991
United Kingdom Bermuda Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Major. March 14-​16, 1991
Canada Toronto Informal meeting with Prime Minister Mulroney. July 9, 1991
France Rambouillet Discussed further sanctions against Iraq with President Mitterrand. July 14, 1991
United Kingdom London Attended Economic Summit Meeting with the Heads of State and Government of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Also met with Soviet July 14-​18, 1991
Greece Athens, Souda Bay Met with Prime Minister Mitsotakis; addressed U.S. and Greek military personnel. July 18-​20, 1991
Turkey Ankara, Istanbul Met with President Ozal. July 20-​22, 1991
U.S.S.R. Moscow, Kiev Attended U.S.-Soviet Summit Meeting. Signed Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Addressed the Ukrainian Parliament. July 29-​August 1, 1991
Spain Madrid Met with Prime Minister Gonzalez, Soviet President Gorbachev and attended the opening session of the Middle East Peace Conference. October 29-​30, 1991
Italy Rome Attended NATO Summit Meeting. November 6-​8, 1991
Vatican City Audience with Pope John Paul II. November 8, 1991
Netherlands The Hague Attended European Community Summit Meeting. November 8-​9, 1991
Australia Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne Met with Prime Minister Keating and senior Australian officials; addressed the Australian Parliament. December 31, 1991-​January 3, 1992
Singapore Singapore Met with President Wee and Prime Minister Goh; attended a meeting of the ASEAN Business Council. January 3-​5, 1992
Korea, Republic of Seoul Met with President Roh and senior Korean officials, signed a science and technology agreement, addressed the Korean National Assembly, and visited U.S. military personnel. January 5-​7, 1992
Japan Kyoto, Kashihara, Tokyo Met with Emperor Akihito, Prime Minister Miyazawa, and senior Japanese officials. January 7-​10, 1992
Panama Panama City Met with President Endara and delivered public addresses. June 11, 1992
Brazil Rio de Janeiro Attended the Earth Summit Meeting. June 12-​13, 1992
Poland Warsaw Met with President Walesa and attended a memorial service for former Prime Minister Paderewski. July 5, 1992
Germany Munich Attended an Economic Summit Meeting with the Heads of State and Government of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Also met with Russian President Yeltsin. July 5-​8, 1992
Finland Helsinki Attended a CSCE Summit Meeting. July 8-​10, 1992
Saudi Arabia Riyadh Met with King Fahd December 31, 1992
Somalia Mogadishu, Baidoa, Baledogle Visited international relief workers and U.S. military personnel. December 31, 1992-​January 2, 1993
Russia Moscow Signed START II Treaty. January 2-​3, 1993
France Paris Discussed the Bosnian crisis with President Mitterrand. January 3, 1993