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Preparations for APEC Economic Leaders' Week completed

Released at: 18:59, 02/11/2017 APEC Viet Nam 2017

Preparations for APEC Economic Leaders' Week completed

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State President Tran Dai Quang to preside over and attend main activities during 2017 APEC Economic Leaders' Week.

by Long Van

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice Chairman of the 2017 APEC National Committee Bui Thanh Son confirmed at a press briefing in Hanoi on November 2 that all preparations for the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week have been completed, the Vietnam News Agency reports.

Themed “Creating New Dynamism, Fostering A Shared Future”, the Leaders’ Week will take place in the central city of Da Nang from November 6 to 11, with the participation of around 10,000 delegates from 21 APEC member economies.

State President Tran Dai Quang will preside over and attend main activities during the Week, including the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Dialogue with APEC Leaders and the APEC - ASEAN Informal Dialogue on November 10, together with an official welcome ceremony for APEC Economic Leaders and their spouses, and the Gala Dinner and Cultural Performance.

President Quang will chair the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Retreat on November 11 and deliver an opening address at the APEC CEO Summit slated for November 8-10.

His spouse, Ms. Nguyen Thi Hien, will host the APEC Leaders’ Spouse Program on November 11 in Da Nang and nearby Hoi An ancient town.

The Vietnam Business Summit will be held on November 7, with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to attend and deliver a keynote address.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh and Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh will co-chair the 29th APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) on November 8, while Deputy Foreign Minister Son will preside over the APEC Concluding Senior Officials’ Meeting (CSOM) on November 6-7.

ABAC will convene a meeting on November 4-6 and the APEC Voices of The Future will take place on November 6-10.

On the sidelines will be many bilateral meetings between Vietnamese and APEC leaders to enhance bilateral relations and cooperation within APEC, Mr. Son said.

All the 21 APEC economic leaders have confirmed their attendance, he revealed.

A huge number of cooperation agreements and contracts are also expected to be signed between businesses in Vietnam and other APEC member economies during the Week, he added.

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