Thailand prepares to assume APEC Chair 2022 World

Thailand prepares to assume APEC Chair 2022

Thailand has hosted the first Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Focus Group (AFG) meeting as the country prepares to assume the APEC Chair in 2022, the Bangkok Post reported on July 22.
Malaysia launches APEC 2020 World

Malaysia launches APEC 2020

Malaysia held a ceremony in Cyberjaya town on December 4 to launch the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2020, themed “Optimising Human Potential Towards a Future of Shared Prosperity”.
APEC workshop promotes innovative work skills in digital age Society

APEC workshop promotes innovative work skills in digital age

The workshop on “Innovative Skills for Inclusive Future of Work in the Digital Age” opened in Hanoi on July 18, gathering over 100 local and international speakers and delegates, including those from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies.
Vietnam proactive in multilateral mechanisms Politics

Vietnam proactive in multilateral mechanisms

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s attendance at the G20 Summit in Japan on June 28 - 29 aims to affirm the Party’s foreign policy of proactively participating in multilateral mechanisms.
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 economies vow support for free trade World

APEC economies vow support for free trade

Twenty one member economies of the Asia – Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum have voiced their support for free trade in the context that global economy is being affected by the US-China trade war.
APEC workshop seeks to enhance digital literacy in women, girls Society

APEC workshop seeks to enhance digital literacy in women, girls

An Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) workshop was held in the northern province of Quang Ninh on April 12 to seek ways to advance inclusive development through enhancing women and girls’ digital literacy and related skills in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Chile calls on APEC members to promote inclusive growth World

Chile calls on APEC members to promote inclusive growth

Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero Espinoza called on members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum to pursue comprehensive, inclusive and stable economic growth at an APEC Vision Group meeting in his country’s capital Santiago on March 4.
Deputy PM hosts APEC Vision Group Chair Politics

Deputy PM hosts APEC Vision Group Chair

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on November 30 welcomed Allan Wagner, who is Chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Vision Group and former Foreign Minister of Peru, who is in Hanoi to attend a conference on Vietnam’s 20-year APEC membership.
APEC should uphold role in regional, global connectivity: PM Politics

APEC should uphold role in regional, global connectivity: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum to carry forward its role in driving regional and global connectivity while addressing a working session within the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting on November 18.
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.