French President Jacques Chirac followed other European leaders Wednesday in congratulating U.S. President George W. Bush on his re-election.
“It is in a spirit of dialogue, esteem and mutual respect that we must continue to develop our cooperation, our shared fight against terrorism and the action we carry together to promote liberty and democracy,” the French president wrote.
Chirac told the U.S. president a close transatlantic partnership is essential if the two continents are to meet a variety of challenges confronting them.
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