The Crawford ranch, informally referred as "Western White House", is located in Texas. Since George W. Bush took office, he has regarded it as a special place to entertain important guests. George W. Bush made an exact interpretation while receiving in 2001 Russian President Vladimir Putin, "you will only invite your friends at home." It became a barometer for international observers to judge the relationship between the United States and other nations.
On March 6, 2004, George W. Bush had talks with visiting former Mexican President Vicente Fox in Crawford, and reached an agreement on the relaxation of U.S. restrictions on Mexican immigrants. Fox was the first Latin American leader to pay a visit to Crawford.
Chequers, or Chequers Court, is the country house retreat of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The residence is located near Ellesborough, to the south of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England, at the foot of the Chiltern Hills.
On June 19, 2001, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie welcome the visiting former U.S. President George W. Bush and his wife Laura. After two days' stay at Chequers, Bush leaves for Genoa, Italy for the G8 summit.