The American President George W. Bush is already in Prague. His air force one landed at Prague International Airport Ruzyne at 20:45 yesterday. George W. Bush and his wife Laura were welcomed there by the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg and castle chancellor Jiri Weigl. After that they got in the armoured Cadillac and continued to the Hilton Hotel where they probably spent the night.
Today starts the official programme. Right now Bush has a meeting with the Czech president Vaclav Klaus and other Czech diplomats at Prague Castle. They are discussing mainly the possible U.S. anti-missile radar base in the Czech Republic.
At 11:30 starts a press conference of the two presidents and the Czech prime minister. After that several prominent people are invited to Prague Castle for lunch. After 16:00 Bush will address the conference on democracy and security in Cernin Palace. His speech is considered to be the most important part of his programme.
Laura Bush will be accompanied by the Czech First Lady Livia Klausova, who will show her the gardens and galleries of Prague Castle and the Strahov Monastery. Today afternoon the presidential couple fly to Germany to for the summit G8.