Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son on November 17 chaired an event to announce the results of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week that took place in central Da Nang city from November 6-11.

The event was attended by representatives from the APEC 2017 National Committee, its subcommittees, the APEC 2017 National Secretariat and about 70 foreign representative agencies and international organisations in Hanoi.

Speaking at the event, Son, who is also APEC 2017 SOM Chair, highlighted the key outcomes of the freshly-ended week, saying it is among few APEC Economic Leaders’ Week that attracted a large number of participants, including 4,500 officials from 21 APEC member economies, over 4,000 businesspeople and about 3,000 reporters. Especially, all APEC economic leaders attended this year’s event.

It was also the first time Vietnam has hosted a regional-scale high-level meeting outside the capital city of Hanoi, he added.

The deputy minister underlined that, with the theme of “Creating new dynamism, Fostering a shared future”, eight joint documents were adopted at the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, particularly the Da Nang Declaration and the APEC Ministerial Meeting Joint Statement, demonstrating the member economies’ commitments to the forum’s score goals and values which promote trade and investment liberalisation and multilateral trading system.

Son expressed sincere thanks towards the APEC member economies and their representative agencies alongside international organisations in Hanoi for close coordination and support to Vietnam as the host of APEC 2017.

Representatives of diplomatic agencies and international orgnaisations praised the important results of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week as well as Vietnam’s coordinating role.-VNA