The Last Visit
Every detail of Prime Minister Chretien's visit to Washington was planned to the minute in President Clinton's schedule.
Click here for President Clinton's schedule on April 8, 1997
To look forward we look back. The last time a Canadian Prime Minister was hosted for an Official Dinner was on April 8, 1997. Prime Minister Chretien joined President Clinton at the White House.
In advance of the evening's festivities, Prime Minister Chretien and President Clinton got down to business discussing the issues facing Canada and the United States in the Oval Office.
Following their tête-à-tête meeting, the leaders gave remarks and responded to media questions in the Rose Garden.
Click here to read the leaders' remarks during that press conference
On arrival back at the White House for dinner, the Chretiens were greeted by President Clinton and the First Lady at the North Portico.
Before guests entered the State Dining Room, they were announced and greeted by President Clinton, Prime Minister Chretien, Hillary Clinton, and Aline Chretien.
Click here for the full guest list of the last dinner.
As the dinner got underway, Prime Minister Chretien and President Clinton offered toasts to the Canada/U.S. relationship.
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