His attendance on November 9-10 is to demonstrate the country’spolicy of continuously integrating into the world and pursuing a higherdegree of multilateral diplomacy, contributing to APEC’s common concernsand key points of its agenda.
The President is due to meetbilaterally with leaders of APEC member economies and executives ofleading businesses around the world.
Under the banner of“Shaping the future through the Asia-Pacific Partnership”, the meetingwill focus on issues related to connectivity, the birth of a regionalfree trade area, and emerging concerns in economic and tradecollaboration.
As many as 15 documents are expected to beapproved, including a statement of senior officials and a jointstatement of the ministerial meeting.
The 21-memberorganisation comprises 12 economies currently negotiating theTrans-Pacific Partnership agreement, including Australia, Brunei,Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore,the United States and Vietnam, along with China, Hong Kong (China),Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines,Russia, Taiwan (China) and Thailand.-VNA