President Bush Attends 16th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting
President Bush (Nov. 20): “...APEC is an important meeting this time, particularly given the financial situation in the world. APEC comes right after the economic summit we had here in America. So it means that it has the chance to embrace the principles, but it also has a chance for countries that did not participate in the summit here in Washington to express their views." Full Text
|Secretary Rice accompanied President Bush to Lima, Peru to continue the economic work begun with the G20 Economic Summit, Nov. 14-15, 2008. The 16th APEC Summit included leaders from China, Korea, Japan, host country Peru, and Russia.
These meetings were an opportunity to underscore the strength of U.S. alliances in Northeast Asia that are fundamental to U.S.-Asian security posture, and to peace and stability in the region. The President will express appreciation for the highly constructive roles all nations continue to play and will discuss with them ways to move those processes forward.
--11/23/08 Press Gaggle by Secretary Rice, Press Secretary Dana Perino, and Assistant to the President Daniel Price
--11/20/08 Press Gaggle En Route to Peru
--11/19/08 Press Briefing on President's Trip to APEC Summit
--11/22/08 Fact Sheet: Creating a New Era of Prosperity in the Asia Pacific Region and Beyond
White House Site 16th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting
Photos from the APEC Summit