APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Meeting – important event in the week

The 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting on November 11 is an important event within the framework of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week underway in the central city of Da Nang. 

Delegation heads to the APEC Economic Leaders' Week pose for a group photo at a Gala Dinner on November 10 (Source: VNA)

Delegation heads to the APEC Economic Leaders' Week pose for a group photo at a Gala Dinner on November 10 (Source: VNA)

Under the theme “Creating new dynamism, fostering a shared future,” the meeting will feature retreats, a ceremony to hand over the APEC Chairmanship to Papua New Guinea and an international press conference. 

The same day, there will be a programme in Hoi An city, the central province of Quang Nam, for spouses of the delegation heads to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, aiming to promote Vietnamese culture to international friends. 

The APEC leaders are set to discuss important issues to create new dynamism for sustainable development and regional connectivity, thus fostering a shared future of peace, stability, development and prosperity in Asia-Pacific. 

To materialise the target, Vietnam has proposed four priorities, namely promoting sustainable, innovative and inclusive growth; deepening regional economic integration; strengthening micro, small and medium enterprises’ competitiveness and innovation in the digital age; and enhancing food security and sustainable agriculture in response to climate change. 

Such priorities aim to meet requirements for growth restoration and regional connectivity, contributing to completing the Bogor Goals and realising the UN Agenda on Sustainable Development by 2030. 

Established in 1989, APEC comprises 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.

It represents 39 percent of the world population, 57 percent of the world GDP and 47 percent of the total trade.


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