APEC members study venues for APEC Economic Leaders’ Week
Friday, 2017-10-06 15:45:21
NDO/VNA – More than 250 representatives from 20 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and observer organisations on October 5-6 examined venues for events during the upcoming APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in central Da Nang city and Quang Nam province.
They were updated on the agenda and relevant information about the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week scheduled for November 6-11.
The organising board affirmed that preparations for the week have been essentially completed.
Carlos Gamarra, a representative of Peru which hosted APEC 2016, said he was impressed by Vietnam’s preparations for the event, in terms of infrastructure facilities, security, logistics and press, expressing his wish that APEC 2017 would be a success.
As scheduled, there will be retreat meetings between leaders of the APEC economies on November 11 and a press conference chaired by Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang the same day.
The APEC CEO Summit is set to take place on October 8-10 and the Vietnam Business Summit will be held on November 7.
During the week, there will be also many meetings between ministers and senior officials of the participating economies.
Established in 1989, APEC comprises 21 economies, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the US, and Vietnam.