For the past two days, Ambassador Kirk has been in Singapore attending the 2009 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum's (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting. While in Singapore, Ambassador Kirk held a series of bilateral meetings, including discussions with Korean Trade Minister Kim, Singapore Trade Minister Lim, Chinese Minister Chen and Canadian Minister Day. He also held a trilateral meeting with the Mexican Minister Ruiz and Canadian Minister Day.
Ambassador Kirk also participated in several APEC plenary sessions, held a briefing for US Businesses and was featured at the APEC business luncheon, in addition to Singapore Trade Minister Lim and World Trade Organization Director-General Lamy.
See some pictures below of his trip.
Ambassador Kirk at the APEC Business Lunch
Ambassador Kirk and Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry Y.B. Dato' Mustapa Mohamed
Ambassador Kirk at the Retreat Session, Official APEC Photo
APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Group Photograph, Official APEC Photo