President to attend virtual APEC meeting on COVID-19 hinh anh 1President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc will attend a virtual informal meeting of leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum on July 16, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The attendance will be made at the invitation of New Zealand Prime Minister  Jacinda Ardern.

According to a statement, PM Ardern called for the informal meeting of APEC leaders in the hope of seeking immediate steps to address the COVID-19 crisis.

Earlier on June 5, trade ministers of 21 APEC member economies agreed on a target to obtain a quick economic recovery in the context of COVID-19, starting with an acceleration in vaccine distribution./.