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President's Trip to Southeast Asia - 2006

President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush join Viet President Nguyen Minh Triet and Mrs. Tran Thi Kim Chi in the Great Hall of the Presidential Palace Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, after arriving in Hanoi for the 2006 APEC Summit. White House photo by Eric Draper

President Bush Meets with
President Yudhoyono of Indonesia

"We've just come from the APEC summit in Vietnam, and the people of Indonesia should know that when their elected leader speaks, other leaders listen, as do I. Mr. President, you're well-respected in the international community, and I appreciate your perspective on global and international issues, and thank you for sharing them with me again today. ... This afternoon we also discussed bilateral initiatives that will expand opportunity for the people of Indonesia, and at the same time, deepen our partnership. We support your country's reform efforts, Mr. President. I thank you for your leadership on that important issue. The Indonesian President understands that economic reform and fighting corruption and investing in people will help this important nation succeed."

President George W. Bush
November 20, 2006

President Bush Exchanges Toasts
at State Banquet in Vietnam

"Vietnam is a remarkable country. For decades you had been torn apart by war. Today the Vietnamese people are at peace and seeing the benefits of reform. The Vietnamese own their own businesses, and today the Vietnamese economy is the fastest growing in Southeast Asia. Vietnamese students have great opportunities here at home and abroad. The Vietnamese people are traveling around the world and sharing this ancient culture with peoples of the world. And the United States, as well as other APEC partners, look forward to strengthening our ties."

President George W. Bush
November 17, 2006

President Bush Attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting in Vietnam and Travels to Singapore and Indonesia

President Bush will travel to Hanoi, Vietnam to attend the 14th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Meeting on November 18-19. At APEC, the President looks forward to continuing his robust dialogue with APEC Leaders on ways to ensure the continued prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region. The President will have meetings with President Triet and Prime Minister Dung in Hanoi on November 17, and will hold bilateral meetings with other leaders while at APEC. While in Vietnam, President Bush will visit Ho Chi Minh City.

The President also travels to Singapore and Indonesia during his trip.

2006 APEC Summit

November 18-19, 2006

President Bush attended the APEC Leader's Meeting in Hanoi, Viet Nam
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