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PM leaves for 26th APEC in Papua New Guinea

Update: November, 18/2018 - 17:29
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, leading a delegation of high-ranking Vietnamese officials, left for Papua New Guinea on Friday evening to attend the 26th Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, leading a delegation of high-ranking Vietnamese officials, left for Papua New Guinea on Friday evening to attend the 26th Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting.

The trip was made at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O’Neill.

Under the theme ‘Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future’, this year’s APEC is focused on three priorities including improving connectivity, deepening regional economic integration; promoting inclusive and sustainable growth; and strengthening inclusive growth through structural reform.

APEC co-operation in 2018 concentrated on working out crucial outcomes achieved in 2017, especially on building the APEC Vision after 2020.

The Vietnamese delegation will partake in all major activities during the APEC Economic Leaders’ week, meet with important partners within APEC as well as with groups and corporations in the region, according to the Government’s portal.

To mark the 20th year since Việt Nam joined the forum, Việt Nam will continue its contributions to common interests of APEC on maintaining regional co-operation and linkage, and further promoting significant outcomes of APEC 2017, especially the post-2020 vision.

This year, Papua New Guinea is hosting the APEC meeting for the first time since joining APEC in 1993. — VNS

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