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11/5/04

European Union Reaches Out To U.S. And Re-elected President Bush

European Union leaders are offering to let bygones be bygones with the U-S and its re-elected president.

The 25 E-U leaders meeting in Belgium today released a draft statement calling the E-U and America, "natural and indispensable partners."

Holland's prime minister, who has just chaired the E-U summit in Brussels, says "there are shared values with the United States."

French President Jacques Chirac (zhahk shih-RAHK'), the most vocal opponent of the U.S. led war in Iraq, says "the areas of agreement are infinitely bigger than the areas of disagreement."

British Prime Minister Tony Blair told reporters that E-U leaders have to face up to the reality of Bush's re-election and "move on."

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