For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
November 15, 2008
President Bush Arrives at Summit on Financial Markets and World Economy
The National Building Museum
In Focus: Summit on Financial Markets and World Economy
7:53 A.M. EST
Good morning. We had a good dinner last night. I am pleased with the progress we're making on -- to one, address the current crisis. I am pleased that we're discussing a way forward to make sure that such a crisis is unlikely to occur again. And I am pleased that the leaders reaffirmed the principles behind open markets and free trade. One of the dangers during a crisis such as this is that people will start implementing protectionist policies.
Obviously, you know, this crisis has not ended. There's some progress being made, but there's still a lot of more work to be done. And so we had a good -- good, frank discussion last night. I look forward to the discussions today. And we'll see you after the meetings have ended.
7:55 A.M. EST