SOM 3 to continue with APEC cooperation issues

A corner of Ho Chi Minh City, the venue of the APEC-2017 third Senior Officials’ Meeting and related meetings (SOM3) (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting and related
meetings (SOM 3), slated for August 18-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, will continue
accelerating the implementation of cooperation contents of the Asia-Pacific
Economic Cooperation (APEC), said the Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Thi
Thu Hang. 

a regular press conference in Hanoi on August 20, the spokesperson said SOM 3
will also work on priorities approved at SOM 1 and SOM 2 while setting forth
the content and programme of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week scheduled in the
central city of Da Nang in November this year.

will be 75 meetings of four committees, 38 working groups and sub-groups during
the 13-day event, she said.

first Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ Meeting and
related meetings (SOM-1) took place in the central coastal city of Nha Trang
from February 18-March 3.

event attracted more than 1,900 delegates from 21 member economies,
representatives from the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, the APEC
Business Advisory Council, regional and global organisations, and businesses.

It was the first plenary meeting of APEC in 2017 with nearly 60 sessions,
seminars and dialogues of 38 APEC committees and working groups.

SOM 2 was held in Hanoi from May 9-18 with nearly 50 meetings and workshops.

event drew about 2,300 delegates from 21 member economies, the business
community, scholars as well as representatives from international organisations
and ministries and sectors of host Vietnam. -VNA

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