25/09/2017 10:03 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Da Nang ready for APEC Economic Leaders’ Week

Da Nang, September 24 (VNA) – The central coastal city of Da Nang has basically completed all necessary facilities serving the upcoming APEC Economic Leaders’ Week and related meetings to be held in the city from November 6-11. 

The event, which is a highlight of the APEC Year 2017 in Vietnam, is expected to welcome leaders from 21 member economies. 

At a recent working session with officials from municipal departments, agencies and People’s Committees of districts and communes on September 23, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Huynh Duc Tho requested thorough preparation for the Week. 

Meanwhile, at the ninth meeting of the APEC 2017 National Committee in Hanoi on September 20, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said the Party and State leaders are very keen on how the preparations have been done. 

He said the preparations must be quickened with more efficiency to ensure the optimal success of the Week. 

Hosting APEC 2017 is a focus of Vietnam’s external activities this year as well as the country’s strategy to integrate more intensively and extensively into the world. 

About 4,000 foreign and local correspondents are expected to cover the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week and related meetings. 

Established in 1989, APEC comprises 21 economies, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the US, and Vietnam.