Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Neill  is traditionally welcomed by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the GPH in Suva (Photo: fijitimes.com)

Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Neill said on July 9 that the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting, which will be held in Papua New Guinea in November, will provide an enormous opportunity for many economies in the region.

The PM made the remarks while addressing the Fijian parliament on the progress of preparations by his country in hosting the event during his two-day visit to Fiji (July 8-9).

APEC is a 21-member forum that includes China, Japan, Russia, the United States and many large global economies promoting free trade throughout the Asia Pacific region, he said, adding that the meeting will be attended by nearly 9,000 delegates from all over the world.

O'Neill also called on APEC member economies to work together to achieve common goals.-VNA