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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 9, 2007

Fact Sheet: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2007

      In Focus: APEC

"Our challenge is to strengthen the forces of freedom and prosperity in this region.  One of the most important ways we can do so is through the expansion of trade and investment."

- President George W. Bush, Remarks at APEC Business Summit, 9/7/07

At The 15th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting In Sydney, President Bush And The Other APEC Leaders Took Further Strides Toward Their Shared Goal Of Free And Open Trade And Investment In The Asia-Pacific By:

President Bush And The Other APEC Leaders Secured Renewed Commitment Aimed At Generating New Momentum On The Doha Round Multilateral Trade Negotiations:

President Bush, Australian Prime Minister John Howard, And The Other APEC Leaders Forged A New Direction For Global Efforts To Address Climate Change And Energy Security:

Reflecting His Dedication To APEC And The Region, President Bush Offered, And The APEC Leaders Accepted, That The United States Host The APEC Meetings In 2011:

At APEC, President Bush And Other Leaders Urged Countries That Have Isolated Themselves In The Region To Correct Their Course:

President Bush Took The Lead At APEC In Championing Key Human Security Issues:

President Bush Also Continued His Commitment To Building Societies For Sustainable Growth:

Background On APEC:

At The 14th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting In Hanoi, Vietnam, In 2006 President Bush Presented A Vision Of APEC As A Forum To:

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