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Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism named top 20 entries of a poster contest on the APEC Year 2017 at a ceremony held in Hanoi on November 3.

The first prize went to Do Trung Kien from Hanoi. Other awards presented at the event included two second, three third and 14 consolation prizes.

On the occasion, the Grassroots Culture Department published DVDs and a collection of four posters serving public promotion on the APEC Vietnam Year 2017.

The competition ran from December 30, 2016 to February 28, 2017, attracting 552 submissions nationwide.

Vietnam has been hosting a series of APEC meetings since the beginning of 2017. The APEC Economic Leaders’ Week 2017, the most important event of the APEC Year 2017, will take place in Da Nang from November 6-11

Established in 1989, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum comprises 21 economies, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the US, and Vietnam.

APEC represents about 39 percent of the world’s population and contributes 57 percent to global GDP and 49 percent of international trade.-VNA