Papua New Guinea grants e-visas to APEC member economies World

Papua New Guinea grants e-visas to APEC member economies

Papua New Guinea’s Immigration and Citizenship (ICA) on June 17 announced expansion of its electronic-visa programme for members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum as an effort to welcome more foreign visitors.
APEC leaders fail to agree on joint statement World

APEC leaders fail to agree on joint statement

Leaders from 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies on November 18 were unable to sign a joint statement at the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Papua New Guinea in the context of deep divisions between the US and China over trade and investment.
RoK proposes establishing APEC Digital Innovation Fund World

RoK proposes establishing APEC Digital Innovation Fund

President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in on November 18 proposed the establishment of the APEC Digital Innovation Fund to boost regional cooperation and build capacity for developing economies in the region.
Malaysia vows to pursue free and fair trade World

Malaysia vows to pursue free and fair trade

Malaysia will continue to fight for free and fair trade in order to protect the interests of developing nations, the Bernama news agency quoted Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad as saying.
APEC adopts guidelines on infrastructure investment World

APEC adopts guidelines on infrastructure investment

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum on November 15 adopted new guidelines on the quality of infrastructure development and investment, with all 21 economies agreeing to take into consideration recipients’ ability to pay back loans for such funding.