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From: "Memoli, Michael" >
Date: November 19, 2016 at 1:12:43 PM GMT-5
To: Peter Velz >
Subject: Travel Pool 4b: Full POTUS statement at TPP meeting
With thanks to colleagues in pool with better audio, POTUS' full and brief statement at top of TPP leaders meeting:
"I just want to say thank you to Peru for hosting. It is a pleasure to see all of you again. And we're going to have a busy agenda at APEC, but this is always a useful occasion for us to get together and examine how we can make sure that we're creating more jobs, more opportunity and greater prosperity for all of our countries. So it's wonderful to see all of you again and I look forward to a constructive discussion."
Pool is now holding at the 2nd floor Terrace of the convention center waiting for photo op handshake between POTUS and President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru, formally welcoming him to the APEC summit.