|President Bush and former President Toledo on the front steps of the Presidential Palace during Bush’s last visit to Peru in 2002.|
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(LIP-jl) — United States President George W. Bush confirmed his attendance for the 2008 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, scheduled to be held in Lima, to his counterpart, Peru’s Alan Garcia.
During a 30 minute telephone conversation between both leaders, Bush informed Garcia that he will be in Peru for a total of three days.
According to the Press Secretary from the Peru’s Presidential Palace, both leaders also discussed the possibility of promptly ratifying the proposed free trade agreement between the United States and Peru in the coming months, in addition to other subjects relating to the United States and South America.
The APEC Summit, which is scheduled to be held in November of 2008, will be attended by representatives from 21 countries.
This will be President George Bush’s second visit to Peru. He last came to Peru in March 2002, when he met with then President Alejandro Toledo.
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