APEC 2017: overview of the XXV summit


The 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting ended in Danang.

First day of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting
The first day of the 25th APEC Economic Leader’s Meeting in Danang concluded with a gala reception given by the President of Vietnam in honour of APEC economic leaders.

The President of Russia took part in meetings of the APEC economic leaders with members of the APEC Business Advisory Council and with heads of ASEAN delegations.

In addition, Vladimir Putin held bilateral meetings on the forum’s sidelines with President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping.

The forum will continue on November 11. The participants plan to adopt a Joint Declaration of the Leaders on the basis of its results.

Second day of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting

On the second day of the Meeting, the APEC leaders reviewed the prospects for the global economy with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde.

During the business breakfast, a discussion was held on establishing an Asia-Pacific free trade zone and a possible expansion of the APEC membership.

The final meeting focused on investments and new driving forces in international trade.

A joint declaration on the results of the forum was approved. The 2017 APEC economic leaders assessed the current regional and global economic situation, agreed on the ways to deepen cooperation, identified a number of tasks for next year.

In addition, the President of Russia had a conversation with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the Meeting. The two leaders approved a joint statement on Syria.

Source: President of Russia http://en.kremlin.ru
Date: November 10-11, 2017


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