부쉬 대통령이 오는 11월 한국의 부산에서 열리는 아시아-태평양 경제협력체 (에이펙) 정상회의에 참석한다고 백악관이 밝혔습니다.

백악관은 이날 발표한 성명에서 부쉬 대통령은 회의에서 자유무역과 경제성장을 촉진하고 지역 간 안보협력을 강화하는 문제를 논의할 것이라고 말했습니다.

부쉬 대통령은 11월17일 노무현 한국 대통령과 만나며 다른 에이펙 지도자들과도 양자회담을 가질 예정입니다.

 

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The White House says President Bush will attend the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in November in Busan, South Korea.

A White House statement says Mr. Bush will discuss promoting free trade, boosting economic growth and strengthening regional security cooperation.

Mr. Bush is expected to meet with South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun on November 17th and hold bilateral meetings with other APEC leaders.

The 21-member APEC group includes Pacific nations who regularly meet to discuss trade, security and other issues.

A White House spokesman said the president will also make several side trips during his visit. He is scheduled to travel to Beijing on November 19th. Mr. Bush also plans to make his first visit to Mongolia on November 21st to meet with President Enkhbayar.