APEC 2017: 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting opens

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APEC 2017: 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting opens in Da Nang city on November 11 morning (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/ VNA – The 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting officially opened in Da Nang city on November 11 morning under the chair of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang.

APEC leaders at the event include Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President of China Xi Jinping, Chief Executive of China’s Hong Kong Carrie Lam, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae In, Malaysian PM Najib Razak, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern, Papua New Guinea PM Peter O’Neil, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong, head of Chinese Taipei’s delegation James Soong, Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, and US President Donald Trump.

After the opening session, the APEC leaders held closed sessions.

The APEC Year 2017 under the theme “Creating New Dynamism, Fostering A Shared Future” reflects the APEC member economies’ common concern about seeking “new dynamism” for integration, connectivity and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific. It also shows APEC and Asia-Pacific’s long-term target of “fostering a shared future” which is peace, stability, development and prosperity.