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Transcript 17301

Prime Minister APEC

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Rudd, Kevin

Period of Service: 03/12/2007 to 24/06/2010

More information about Rudd, Kevin on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 20/05/2010

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 17301

The Prime Minister is a strong advocate of APEC, and fully supports its leaders meetings.

The leaders meeting has been essential to delivering APEC's goals, and continues to be a key annual event in the region.

APEC has an enviable and long standing record of forging prosperity and security through its focus on free and open trade and investment.

It continues to play a pivotal role in the Asia-Pacific region, including supporting the region's recovery from the global economic crisis.

The Australian Government warmly welcomes proposals by ASEAN to more deeply engage the United States and Russia; but those proposals have no implications for the future or structure of APEC.

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