On the morning of November 17 (local time), in San Francisco – USA, the 30th Conference of Economic Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) took place. Attend the conference. The meeting included senior leaders and heads of delegations from the 21 APEC member economies.
The conference on “Connecting and Building Inclusive and Resilient Economies” discussed directions of cooperation in the new period. The Summit reaffirmed that APEC needs to remain a major driving force for economic growth in a world facing multiple risks.
APEC must continue to promote the implementation of the APEC Vision 2040 of an open, dynamic, resilient and peaceful Asia-Pacific community for the prosperity of its people and future generations.
The leaders are committed to promoting a free, open, transparent and inclusive trade and investment environment, maintaining open markets, and addressing supply chain disruptions. APEC continues to support the rules-based multilateral trading system with a central role for the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The conference stressed the importance of building a non-discriminatory digital ecosystem for businesses and consumers; It was agreed to accelerate the implementation of the APEC Internet/Digital Economy Roadmap…
President Vo Van Thuong attended the narrow meeting of leaders of APEC economies. Photo: VNA
With a determination to promote a sustainable and inclusive development agenda, the conference agreed to reduce and eventually eliminate fossil fuel subsidies and accelerate the clean energy transition to achieve the goal. On reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero globally.
The conference adopted key principles on equitable energy transition and food security, framework and plan of action for natural disaster risk reduction in APEC cooperation; Agreed to accelerate the implementation of the circular bio-green economy model; Integrate sustainable and inclusive content into APEC activities.
The leaders agreed that more efforts should be made to improve people’s quality of life; Expanding access to health and education services, promoting gender equality, and empowering women, minorities, and rural and remote communities.
Speaking at the conference, President Vo Van Thuong raised proposals on the direction of APEC’s activities.
FirstSustain and consolidate significant achievements in liberalization and facilitation of trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific and globally.
mondayTo create a cooperation framework to support member economies to take advantage of development opportunities and promote growth.
Tuesday, Collaborate to build a resilient region, each economy self-reliant, ready to respond to challenges.
The President stressed that exactly 25 years after joining APEC, with the desire to continue contributing to the APEC process, Vietnam proposed to host the activities of APEC Year 2027. APEC leaders greatly appreciated and strongly supported Vietnam’s proposal and agreed to its inclusion. In the joint declaration of the conference.
According to Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, the ideas and opinions raised by the President were highly appreciated by leaders and the business community and were incorporated into the conference documents, opening new directions for APEC cooperation.
In the context of complex developments in the world and the region, the proposal to host APEC 2027 reaffirms Vietnam’s commitment to multilateralism, the Asia-Pacific region in general and the Forum. Especially APEC. It also demonstrates its determination to pursue an active and proactive policy of broad and comprehensive international integration, becoming a friend, a reliable partner and a responsible member of the international community.
At the end of the summit, leaders unanimously approved the Golden Gate Declaration “Creating a sustainable and resilient future for all people”, reiterating APEC’s leadership role as well as the platform in leading economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. Its status as was confirmed.
Also on the morning of 17 November, President Vo Van Thuong held meetings with Peruvian President Dina Ersilia Bolivar Zegarra and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. That same evening, the President and his wife departed downtown San Francisco with a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation, successfully concluding their business trip.