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Bush to Visit Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia

U.S. officials say President Bush will embark on a six-day trip next Tuesday that will take him to Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia.

National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley says that while in Hanoi, the president will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, which begins November 18. It will be Mr. Bush's first visit to Vietnam.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will accompany Mr. Bush to Vietnam and Indonesia, and will lead the U.S. delegation at the APEC meeting.

Hadley says President Bush will meet with his counterparts from China - Hu Jintao - Russia - Vladimir Putin - and South Korea - Roh Moo-hyun - as well as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The United States, China, Russia, Japan and the two Koreas are participants in six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear program.

North Korea agreed earlier this month to return to the talks, which have been stalled for the past year.