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Secretary Rice: Travel with President Bush to the 16th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, November 22-23, 2008

U.S. President George W. Bush, center right, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, center left, with, hold discussions during a bilateral meeting at the APEC Summit in Lima, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008. They are joined from right to left by: Susan Schwab, United States trade representative, White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.  © AP Photo 
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.

Remarks made during the trip
--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
Information related to the trip
--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 

Photo Gallery
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, shake hands during their meeting at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008.  © AP Photo
Photos from the APEC Summit

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