Before our new Prime Minister went to APEC I wrote “it’s not an opportunity to get some names in your autograph book”. I feared he would view this meeting of the world’s most powerful people merely as an opportunity to get his picture snapped with some famous faces to impress the folks back home, rather than focusing on the substantive issues at hand.
So, I was interested to see what Key had to say about is experience there in the Herald’s “John Key on APEC” article today:
“It was a combination of meeting George Bush and Hu Jintao. They are leaders of such large nations and people I have read and heard a lot about.”
So, I guess just one question remains: did he get their autographs?