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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
Washington, DC

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     Fact sheet 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.

Thank you.


7:55 A.M. EST