President Truong Tan Sang (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang and his spouse will attend the 23rd APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Manila, the Philippines, from November 17 – 19.

The participation will be made at the invitation of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III.

Established in November 1989, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum now comprises 21 economies, representing around 39 percent of the world’s population, 57 percent of total global GDP and 47 percent of international trade.-VNA