President Bush has called for the United States and Europe to renew their "great alliance of freedom," and said an immediate goal is to help Israel and Palestine reach a lasting peace agreement.
During a major speech in Brussels, Mr. Bush referred to past differences with some European countries over the war in Iraq, but said "no power on earth will ever divide" the strong trans-Atlantic friendship.
He called on established democracies to support what he termed "the world's newest democracy" in Iraq.
The president said Syria must end its occupation of Lebanon. He said Iran must end support for terrorism and must not develop nuclear weapons.
But he said Iran is different from Iraq, and that diplomacy with Tehran is in its early stages.
Later today Mr. Bush will confer with French President Jacques Chirac -- Europe's leading opponent to the Iraq war.