President Truong Tan Sang and a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation arrived in Bali , Indonesia on late afternoon October 6 for the 21st Economic Leaders’ Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 21) forum.

Welcoming the delegation at the Ngurah Rai Airport were officials from the Indonesian Government, the governor of Bali province and the Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam .

On October 7 and 8, President Sang is scheduled to meet with leaders of many APEC member economies to discuss important contents towards the region’s economic growth and connectivity and measures to solve regional and international issues of mutual concern.

The Vietnamese delegation’s activities are in line with the country’s foreign policy on active and proactive international integration and attaching importance to Asia-Pacific cooperation mechanisms. Vietnam’s hosting of the APEC meeting in 2017 is expected to be announced on this occasion.

APEC 21, themed “Resilient Asia-Pacific, Engine of Global Growth”, will focus discussions on the current global economy and the role of APEC in promoting the multilateral trade system, APEC vision of connectivity in the evolving regional and international architecture, and sustainable growth in combination with equality: food security, water resources and energy./.