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VN to host APEC Summit as nat’l festival days

Update: October, 29/2017 - 22:43
Coastal streets in Đà Nẵng are decorated in preparation for the 2017 APEC Summit. The event will be held in Đà Nẵng on November 5-11. — VNS Photo Công Thành
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ĐÀ NẴNG — President Trần Đại Quang urged the central city, ministries and relevant agencies hosting the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Summit to think of APEC’s Economic Leaders’ Week on November 5-11 as national festival days.

Quang made the remarks at a rehearsal for the APEC Summit and final check in Đà Nẵng yesterday, stressing that the event will be an honour and great opportunity for the city to promote its beauty and livability to other APEC members.

He also warned the APEC National Committee, the city and ministries to be on guard for unexpected events such as bad weather conditions.

“The APEC Summit will help the city and Việt Nam send an image of a dynamic, innovative and progressive country and city to the international community,” Quang said.

“It’s also a chance for us to show our deeper and wider integration into the world economy, express the country’s foreign affairs policy and build trusts among APEC member economies and friends,” he said.

President Trần Đại Quang (centre) and members of the APEC National Committee check a location of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Summit in Đà Nẵng City. — VNS Photo Công Thành

He added that economic leaders and representatives of the world’s top financial organisations had committed to join the APEC Summit, as well as economic leaders from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Quang emphasized that the event would strengthen Việt Nam’s role, responsibility and prestige among APEC members and global friends.

The President also called for further review of preparations for security, food safety, decorations and traffic plans for hosting the APEC Summit successfully.

Quang and members of the APEC National Committee also checked locations that will host events during the week.

Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh, who is chairman of the APEC National Committee, said Đà Nẵng should strictly safeguard food safety, fire prevention, medical service and public traffic and security.

He said constant checks on the preparation of logistics, accommodation, traffic infrastructure and the decoration of the city for the APEC Summit had been held since early October.

Chairman of the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vũ Tiến Lộc said nearly 2,000 CEOs and 3,000 businesses had registered to join discussions and forums at the CEO Summit.— VNS

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