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Transcript 15433

East Asia Summit

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Howard, John

Period of Service: 11/03/1996 to 03/12/2007

More information about Howard, John on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 13/01/2007

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 15433

I will visit the Philippines on 14-15 January to attend the East Asia Summit (EAS).

The Summit brings together leaders from all the ASEAN countries, as well as those of China, Japan, South Korea, India and New Zealand. The EAS provides a valuable avenue to pursue our regional objectives.

During the Summit I will discuss with regional partners emerging challenges including energy security, regional financial cooperation and integration, education, avian influenza and natural disaster management.

During my time in Cebu I will also have bilateral discussions with regional leaders.

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