APEC Informal Senior Officials Meeting opens in HN
13:47 | 09/12/2016

VGP – The Informal Senior Officials Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies was kicked off on December 9 in Ha Noi under the chair of Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son.

The Informal Senior Officials Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies, Ha Noi, December 9, 2016 - Photo: VNA

The senior officials  from APEC member economies, the PAEC Secretariat, and APEC supervisory organizations discussed priorities for the APEC Year in 2017.  

The Informal Senior Officials Meeting consisted of three sessions including discussion on implementing agreements reached by the involved parties in Peru; defining the theme and priorities for APEC 2017; and plans for APEC 2017.

A press conference on APEC 2017 is scheduled to take place the same day to showcase Viet Nam’s preparation for the event, set to be hosted in the country next year.

Viet Nam proposed the theme of APEC 2017 as “Creating new driving force for a common future” with priorities concentrating on economic growth, regional integration, agriculture, food, innovation and small-scale businesses.

Established in 1989, APEC comprises 21 economies, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the U.S. and Viet Nam./

By Kim Loan

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