In Los Cabos, Mexico, President Bush and other APEC Leaders
issued a statement condemning in the strongest terms the recent
terrorist attacks in Bali, Indonesia, the Philippines and Moscow, and
pledging to accelerate counterterrorism cooperation.
APEC Leaders also joined in issuing an unprecedented statement
calling on North Korea to "visibly honor its commitment to give up
nuclear weapons programs."
President Bush secured APEC agreement on a US-driven "Statement
on Fighting Terrorism and Promoting Growth" designed to enhance our
security while growing our economies. The Statement commits APEC
members to specific measures to protect key Pacific Rim sectors -
trade, finance, and communications - from terrorist exploitation and