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Trans-Pacific Partnership Leaders’ Statement

Press Release – The White House We, the Leaders of Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam, welcome the significant progress in recent months, as reported to us by our Ministers, that sets the stage …Trans-Pacific Partnership Leaders’ Statement November 10, 2014 We, the Leaders of Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam, welcome the significant progress in recent months, as reported to us by our Ministers, that sets the stage to bring these landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations to conclusion. We are encouraged that Ministers and negotiators have narrowed the remaining gaps on the legal text of the agreement and that they are intensively engaging to complete ambitious and balanced packages to open our markets to one another, in accordance with the instructions we gave them in Bali a year ago. With the end coming into focus, we have instructed our Ministers and negotiators to make concluding this agreement a top priority so that our businesses, workers, farmers, and consumers can start to reap the real and substantial benefits of the TPP agreement as soon as possible. As we mobilize our teams to conclude the negotiations, we remain committed to ensuring that the final agreement reflects our common vision of an ambitious, comprehensive, high-standard, and balanced agreement that enhances the...

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Compilation of Presidential remarks, TPP Leaders Statement

Press Release – The White House PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you so much. Xiw ho. (Applause.) Thank you, Andrew, for that introduction. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Andrew very well these past few years. We have worked him hard – he helped my administration with …Compilation of Presidential remarks, TPP Leaders Statement and a Fact Sheet REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AT APEC CEO SUMMIT Beijing, China 4:51 P.M. CST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you so much. Xiàwǔ hǎo. (Applause.) Thank you, Andrew, for that introduction. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Andrew very well these past few years. We have worked him hard –- he helped my administration with strategies for growing high-tech manufacturing to hiring more long-term unemployed. He’s just as good at corporate citizenship as he is at running a corporation. Later I’ll visit Brisbane, where I know Andrew spent some of his youth. I’m sure he’s got some suggestions for fun there, but not necessarily things that a President can do. (Laughter.) We don’t know how he spent his youth, but I’m sure he had some fun. It is wonderful to be back in China, and I’m grateful for the Chinese people’s extraordinary hospitality. This is my sixth trip to Asia as President, and my second this year alone. And that’s because, as I’ve said on each of my visits, America...

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Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Key

Press Release – The White House Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Key of New Zealand after Bilateral Meeting President Barack Obama talks with Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand in the Oval Office, June 20, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Key of New Zealand after Bilateral Meeting THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 23, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRIME MINISTER KEY OF NEW ZEALAND AFTER BILATERAL MEETING Oval Office June 20, 2014, 11:51 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, it is a great pleasure to welcome my good friend, Prime Minister Key, to the Oval Office. The last time I saw him, we were on a golf course in Hawaii with his son. And although we will not divulge the scores, it is important to note that John’s son, Max, can outdrive both of us by a substantial amount. During the course of my presidency and John’s prime ministership, I think it’s fair to say that the U.S.-New Zealand relationship has never been stronger. We share values, we have enormously strong people-to-people relationships, we have excellent commercial ties, and we have increasing consultations and relationships between our militaries. And all of those components have deepened during the course of our tenures here. We had an excellent conversation about many...

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The United States and New Zealand: Forward Progress

Press Release – The White House President Obama and Prime Minister Key today reaffirmed the longstanding friendship and common values shared by the United States and New Zealand and joint efforts to advance our sustained collaboration on multiple fronts. In that spirit, the United …The United States and New Zealand: Forward Progress President Obama and Prime Minister Key today reaffirmed the longstanding friendship and common values shared by the United States and New Zealand and joint efforts to advance our sustained collaboration on multiple fronts. In that spirit, the United States applauds New Zealand’s recent decision to open a consulate in Hawaii to expand and deepen the bilateral relationship. Increasing Economic Growth, Jobs, and Trade The United States and New Zealand are committed to creating new opportunities by increasing trade and opening markets, and we are working together to strengthen our economic relationship bilaterally as well as regionally. The President and the Prime Minister share a commitment to completing a high-standard, comprehensive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement that achieves the objectives to which TPP Leaders and Ministers agreed in Honolulu in 2011 as soon as possible. This agreement, will contribute to economic growth and job creation in both of our countries and in the Asia-Pacific region and will build on our work together in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. Security, Defense, and Rule of Law The United States...

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Remarks by President Obama And PM Abbott of Australia

Press Release – The White House Well, its wonderful to have an opportunity to visit with Prime Minister Abbott. We had a chance to meet when I had the great honor of addressing the Australian Parliament. And we are so glad to be able to return the favor in the Prime Ministers first …THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 12, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRIME MINISTER ABBOTT OF AUSTRALIA AFTER BILATERAL MEETING Oval Office 12:16 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, it’s wonderful to have an opportunity to visit with Prime Minister Abbott. We had a chance to meet when I had the great honor of addressing the Australian Parliament. And we are so glad to be able to return the favor in the Prime Minister’s first visit here to the Oval Office. We don’t have a better friend in the world, as well as the Asia Pacific region, than Australia. They are a treaty ally. We cooperate on a whole range of issues. Historically, there hasn’t been a fight that the United States was in that Australia wasn’t standing shoulder to shoulder with us. And most recently, in Afghanistan, Australian troops have made enormous contributions and made enormous sacrifices, and we’re very grateful to them for that. We had the opportunity this morning to discuss a wide range of issues,...

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