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Travel to Pakistan, India, and APEC Ministerial Meeting

October 14, 2001 to October 18, 2001

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Secretary of State Colin L. Powell departed October 14 for his visit to Pakistan and India and to attend the APEC Ministerial Meeting in Shanghai, China. The President had asked Secretary Powell to travel to India and Pakistan to discuss their overall efforts in support the coalition against terrorism and to further that cooperation in order to continue this process of fighting terrorism over the long haul as well. We welcome the strong support we have seen from Pakistan and from India, and the Secretary looks forward to this opportunity to thank them in person for their efforts.

Following his stops in India and Pakistan, Secretary Powell led the U.S. delegation to the annual APEC Ministerial Meeting of foreign and trade ministers that took place October 17-18, 2001, in Shanghai. The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, as the premier multilateral organization in the Asia Pacific region, promotes free trade and investment among 21 economies that account for more than half of world GDP. The Secretary, accompanied by Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick, will push for measures to strengthen the coalition against terrorism, as well as to revive growth and restore confidence in regional economies. The Ministerial meeting will precede the APEC Leaders meeting on October 20-21, which President Bush will attend.

Secretary's Remarks
10/15/2001: Press Briefing on Board Plane En Route Pakistan
10/16/2001: Remarks with President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan
10/17/2001: Remarks with External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh of India
10/17/2001: Press Briefing Aboard Aircraft En Route To Shanghai
10/18/2001: Remarks at Business Event in Shanghai, China
10/18/2001: Remarks at Joint APEC Ministerial Press Conference
10/21/2001: Interview on Fox News Sunday with Tony Snow
10/21/2001: Interview on CBS's Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer
10/21/2001: Interview on CNN's Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer
10/21/2001: Press Briefing En Route to Washington, DC 

Other Remarks
10/15/2001: Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice on the APEC Meeting
10/2001: President Bush's Remarks From His Trip to Shanghai for the APEC Meeting

Fact Sheets
10/16/2001: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Overview and Background
10/16/2001: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
10/16/2001: Summary of the 2001 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meetings
10/16/2001: U.S. Economic Relations With East Asia and the Pacific
10/16/2001: Why APEC Matters to Americans

Related Information
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

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