30 August 2002
Cullen Off To LA, Apec
Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen will co-lead a discussion on financial sector and fiscal
reform with Mexican Finance Minister Francisco Gil Diaz at the Apec Finance Ministers Meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico next
Dr Cullen will also have bilaterals with Dr Diaz, the US Deputy Under Secretary for International Affairs, Randy
Quarles, the Minister of Finance for China, Xiang Huaicheng, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance for
Thailand, Somkid Jatusripitak, Japanese Senior Vice Minister Hidehisa Otsuji, the Minister of Finance for Taiwan, Lee
Yung-san, the Korean Minister of Finance, Jeon Yun-churl, Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister John
Manley and Australian Treasurer Peter Costello.
Other topics on the Apec agenda include: money laundering and the financing of terrorism and improving the allocation of
domestic savings for economic development.
En route to Mexico, Dr Cullen will meet with investors in Los Angeles. He will address a business lunch hosted by the
Los Angeles World Affairs Council, give a presentation to key clients and personnel from Deutsche Bank, visit the Chief
Economist of the LA Economic Development Corporation, Jack Kyser, and attend a dinner with prominent LA-based
He will be accompanied on the trip by Chris Mackenzie. They leave New Zealand for LA on Monday, 2 September, leave LA
for Los Cabos on Wednesday, 4 September, and leave Los Cabos to return home on Friday, 6 September.