Friday, November 17, 2006

US President George Bush in Singapore


US President George W Bush arrived this morning in Singapore, a staunch ally in the fight against terrorism, en route to a gathering of Pacific Rim leaders in Vietnam.
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From Paya Lebar Air Base where his plane landed shortly after 7am, Mr Bush, accompanied by First Lady Laura Bush and key US government officials, was whisked to a hotel for an overnight stay.
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This is Mr Bush's second visit to Singapore. He was also here in October 2003.
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Mr Bush's agenda included his first meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, a speech highlighting the importance of Asia in the world at the National University of Singapore, a call on Acting President J Y Pillay, a visit to the Asian Civilisations Museum and a dinner hosted by the Premier.
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He is scheduled to depart for Hanoi early tomorrow for the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit.
article from Today papers

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