Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc will attend the 26th Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Papua New Guinea at the invitation of the host country’s Prime Minister Peter O’Nei. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc will attend the 26th Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Papua New Guinea at the invitation of the host country’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.
The meeting will be held at Port Moresby from November 17-18.
Việt Nam hosted the APEC Year 2017, with activities taking place across localities from the north to the south.
The 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, held in Đà Nẵng City from November 10-11, 2017, was the most important external event for Việt Nam last year, with the participation of leaders from the 21 member economies.
The APEC Year 2017 helped increase Việt Nam’s position and affirmed the country’s contributions to forming multilateral mechanisms to build an Asia-Pacific of peace, stability, dynamism, connectivity and prosperity.
The achievements gained during the year were evidence of the victory of free and open trade and multilateral trade systems, creating a brighter future for the world economy.
They also backed up the external policy of extensive and intensive international integration of the Party and State.
The success of APEC 2017 also laid a foundation to enhance bilateral relations between Việt Nam and partners, proven by dozens of bilateral talks and meetings, including historical ones.
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 Việt Nam. — VNS