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Week Ending Friday, May 23, 2003
Proclamation 7679--World Trade Week, 2003

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 Addresses and Remarks

    See also Appointments and Nominations; Meetings With Foreign Leaders
    Congressional leaders, meeting--643
    Cuban Independence Day, radio remarks to the people of Cuba--636
    Healthy Forests Initiative--632
    Philippines, state visit of President Macapagal-
         State dinner--631
         Welcoming ceremony--623
    President's Dinner--640
    President's legislative agenda--643
    Radio address--622
    U.S. Coast Guard Academy, commencement address in New London, CT--

 Appointments and Nominations

    White House Office, Director of Office of Management and Budget, 

 Communications to Congress

    Development Fund for Iraq, message reporting the declaration of 
        national emergency--647
    Homeland Security Department, letter transmitting a contingent 
        emergency request--648

Communications to Congress--Continued

    Trade and investment policy for Sub-Saharan Africa and 
        implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, 
        message transmitting report--632

 Executive Orders

    Protecting the Development Fund for Iraq and Certain Other Property 
        in Which Iraq Has an Interest--646

Interviews With the News Media

    News conferences
         May 19 with President Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines--624
         May 23 with Prime Minister Koizumi of Japan in Crawford, TX--

Joint Statements

    United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines--629

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Japan, Prime Minister Koizumi--649
    Philippines, President Macapagal-Arroyo--623, 624, 629, 631

  Editor's Note: The President was at the Bush Ranch in Crawford, TX, on 
May 23, the closing date of this issue. Releases and announcements 
issued by the Office of the Press Secretary but not received in time for 
inclusion in this issue will be printed next week.

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    National Maritime Day--640
    National Missing Children's Day--653
    Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day--648
    World Trade Week--621

Resignations and Retirements

    Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator, statement--639

Statements by the President

    See also Resignations and Retirements
    Algeria, earthquake--645

Statements by the President--Continued

    House of Representatives
         ``Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003,'' action on 
         Unemployment insurance extension, passage--645
    Morocco, terrorist bombings in Casablanca--623
    United Nations Security Council action to lift sanctions on Iraq--

Supplementary Materials

     Acts approved by the President--657
     Checklist of White House press releases--656
     Digest of other White House announcements--654
     Nominations submitted to the Senate--656

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 May 16, 2003

 By the President of the United States

 of America

 A Proclamation

    Trade expands prosperity, helps raise millions from poverty, and is 
an engine of economic growth within our Nation and around the world. 
Trade injects new energy and vitality into the global economy by 
fostering the exchange of ideas and innovations among people around the 
world. Free and open trade also helps promote peace and security. During 
World Trade Week, we renew our commitment to developing and implementing 
trade policies that create new opportunities and promote global economic 
    My Administration is pursuing an ambitious trade agenda that is 
restoring America's leadership in the global trading system. We worked 
hard for the passage of the Trade Act of 2002, which reinstated Trade 
Promotion Authority after an 8-year lapse. Trade Promotion Authority re-
established the ability of the United States to credibly negotiate 
comprehensive trade agreements by ensuring that agreements will be 
approved or rejected, by the Congress, but not amended. This gives other 
countries renewed confidence in their trade negotiations with the United 
    To extend the benefits of trade and to improve the lives of people 
in our Nation and around the world, my Administration continues to 
pursue global, regional, and bilateral trade agreements. Through the 
Doha Development Agenda negotiations at the World Trade Organization, 
the United States is seeking to strengthen the multilateral trading 
system, increase market access opportunities, and promote global 
development. Regionally, we are working to build on the success of the 
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the Free Trade Area of 
the Americas, which will expand free trade benefits throughout the 
Western Hemisphere. We are also encouraging the free flow of trade and 
investment in the Pacific among our partners in the Asia-Pacific 
Economic Cooperation forum and the Association of Southeast Asian 
Nations. In addition, we are negotiating a free trade agreement with 
five Central American democracies and will soon begin free trade 
agreement negotiations with the Southern African Customs Union to help 
spur economic growth in these two regions. Bilaterally, I recently 
signed a historic free trade agreement with Singapore--the first of its 
kind between the United States and an Asian/Pacific country, and we are 
finalizing a similar agreement with Chile. Free trade agreement 
negotiations are also underway with Australia and Morocco.
    In America, trade is also critical to maintaining our economic 
competitiveness in the global market. It has been estimated that one in 
eleven American jobs--over 12 million--are supported by exports of goods 
and services. In the 1990s, exports accounted for about one-quarter of 
our economic growth. Our Nation's two major trade agreements during this 
time, NAFTA and the Uruguay Round, provided consumers with a greater 
choice of goods at better prices, while raising living standards for a 
typical American family of four by up to $2,000 a year.
    My Administration is also providing assistance to help trade-
impacted workers adapt to the challenge of international competition. 
The Trade Adjustment Assistance program helps trade-impacted workers 
gain or enhance job-related skills and find new jobs. The program 
provides eligible workers with up to 2 years of training, income support 
during training, job search assistance, and relocation allowances.

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    World trade allows all nations to share in the great economic, 
social, and political progress of our age and provides a foundation for 
a more peaceful and stable world. This week, we recognize the importance 
of free trade in promoting prosperity and freedom in the United States 
and around the world.
    Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 18 through May 24, 
2003, as World Trade Week. I encourage all Americans to observe this 
week with events, trade shows, and educational programs that celebrate 
the benefits of trade to our Nation and the global economy.
    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day 
of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
                                                George W. Bush

 [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., May 20, 

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on May 21. 
This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate 

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Week Ending Friday, May 23, 2003
The President's Radio Address

May 17, 2003

    Good morning. May 17th is Armed Forces Day, when America honors the 
men and women who serve in every branch of the service. Here in the Oval 
Office, I'm joined by some distinguished Americans, eight members of the 
military who fought bravely during the battle of Iraq. All of them were 
wounded in battle and are recovering from their injuries. All of them 
have earned the respect and the gratitude of our Nation.
    Americans are proud of every man and woman who has faced the risks 
of war in the cause of freedom. Many still face dangerous duty in Iraq 
and Afghanistan as they provide order and stability in liberated 
countries. Many are fighting on other fronts in the war against terror, 
and some brave Americans have given their lives to protect our country 
and to keep the peace. Our whole Nation honors their memory, and our 
thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones they left behind.
    The world has seen the tremendous capabilities of the United States 
military. With fine allies at their side, American soldiers and sailors, 
airmen, and marines used advanced technology to gain historic victories 
in Iraq and Afghanistan. Unmanned Predator aircraft carried out bombing 
missions deep behind enemy lines, keeping more of our pilots out of 
harm's way. Satellites high above the Earth, at any time of day or 
night, provided detailed images of individual targets and whole 
battlefields. At least two-thirds of the bombs used by coalition forces 
in Iraq were precision-guided by lasers or global positioning 
satellites, compared with just 13 percent of the bombs we used in the 
1991 Gulf war.

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