President Bush Travels to Asia October 17-23
Will attend APEC meeting, visit regional leaders
The White House announced President Bush's plans to travel to Asia in October. Following is the text of the
(begin text) THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
October 8, 2003 STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY President Bush will attend the APEC Leaders' Meeting in Bangkok,
Thailand on October 20-21.
In addition to previously announced visits to the Philippines on October 18 and Thailand on October 18-19, the President
has also accepted invitations from Prime Minister Koizumi to visit Japan on October 17-18, from Prime Minister Goh to
visit Singapore on October 21-22, from President Megawati to visit Indonesia on October 22, and from Prime Minister
Howard to visit Australia on October 22-23.
He looks forward to his discussions with these leaders on important bilateral, regional, and global issues.