APEC Senior Officials meeting concludes

by VTV408 November 2017 Last updated at 09:55 AM

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VTV.vn - After one and a half days of discussion, the APEC Concluding Senior Officials' Meeting of the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders' Week ended.

Participants reviewed all key outcomes and deliverables of the APEC committees and working groups, which support APEC 2017's overarching theme of Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future.

The meeting reviewed more than 50 activities of sub-committees and adopted numerous reports on APEC committees related to trade, investment, economics, and the common budget.

All the reports reflect APEC members' dynamism and great efforts in education and training, empowering women, start-ups and innovation, improvement of the competitiveness of the services sector, and smart and sustainable agricultural development.

“The discussions took place with issues on the agenda of senior APEC officials. The goal is to ensure that the proposals that senior officials present to ministers are truly consistent, and that APEC members guarantee a consensus on economic co-operation”, Shiu Raj – Director of Pacific Islands Forum, APEC Observatory – said.

At the press conference on Tuesday, Standing Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son announced the main results of the meeting.

“The meeting agreed to submit to the APEC Ministerial Meeting and to the APEC Summit for review some of the strategic documents that will guide APEC's long-term co-operation in the coming decades. The contents of the documents are tied to the theme and priorities of APEC 2017, as well as the results of the previous years”, Bui Thanh Son - Standing Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of , APEC Senior Officials Meeting – said.

APEC 2017 takes place in the context of regional and world economies recovering, but still facing many risks. For example, the 4th Industrial Revolution has had different impacts on 21 APEC economies.

From that point of view, the orientation for APEC co-operation in the coming years is to promote more comprehensive development and co-operation, so that the member economies could seize opportunities, while at the same time, support each other in order to develop together.

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