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Key Achievements from the APEC Leaders' Meeting

"Our 19 APEC members pledged to strengthen the world economy and advance our common prosperity. We took a strong stand for freedom and human rights in East Timor. We also stood for the proposition that we can best lift the world's fortune by having more free and fair trade. In November, we'll go to Seattle to launch a new world trade round, determined to make this APEC agenda the world's agenda."

President Bill Clinton
September 14, 1999

The Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting produced several key achievements, including activation of a peacekeeping force in East Timor; progress on trade talks with China; and suspension of North Korea's long-range missile program. Full Text


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