Secretary Clinton to Deliver Remarks at the APEC Forum's First Senior Officials Meeting on March 9

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 4, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks to open the first Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum on Wednesday, March 9, at approximately 10:00 a.m., in the atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building.

In her remarks, the Secretary will outline U.S. strategy for economic engagement in the Asia-Pacific region, including our priorities as the host economy of APEC 2011.

Secretary Clinton’s remarks will be open to credentialed members of the media and streamed live on Press access details will be forthcoming in the public schedule.

APEC is the premier forum for strengthening regional economic integration in the Asia-Pacific and is central to U.S. economic engagement in the region. The organization of 21 member economies aims to reduce barriers to trade and investment in order to create a seamless regional economy.

Throughout the host year, the United States will organize four sets of SOMs, combined with high-level meetings and ministerials. The first SOM will take place March 11-12, 2011 in Washington DC. The host year culminates with the APEC Leaders meeting November 12-13, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Additional information about APEC 2011 is available at

Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492

PRN: 2011/328