U.S. President arrives in Singapore
Sunday, November 26, 2006
U.S. President George W. Bush arrived in Singapore the morning of November 16, beginning a week-long tour of Asia. He was greeted by Singapore's and discussed trade and terrorism issues with the Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
After a week of losses in the midterm election, Bush told an audience about the expansion of trade in Asia.
Mr. Bush also delivered his keynote address at the's Cultural Center; the US' commitment to security and free trade in the region were the most emphasised topics. Among other subjects, he spoke on:
- Regional security including the threat of terrorism and ongoing nuclear crisis in North Korea.
- US continued engagement in Asia to confront security threats including N. Korea's nuclear ambitions and terrorism and address these challenges at global level
- Free trade and trade expansion most certain path to Asian prosperity to lasting prosperity
- Reviving the doha trade talks
- An Asia Pacific-wide free trade area
Bush also called for US-Asian co-operation to fight with infectious diseases such as HIV-AIDS and avian flu.
Mr. Bush will be heading toto for a state visit and the (APEC) forum.
- AFP. "Bush launches Asia trip in Singapore" — , November 16, 2006
- David Jackson. "Bush carries trade banner to Asia despite Democrats' skepticism" — , November 16, 2006