Milestone in APEC history

Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang stated at the press conference on the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting that it lived up to the theme of “CreatingNew Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future” and has been quite successful.“The meeting has adopted the Danang Declaration, which is the most important outcome of the APEC Economic Leaders' Week and the APEC 2017,” he stressed.He stated that APEC leaders agreed to continue facilitating trade, investment, and services, while strengthening economic co-operation.“Efforts must be made to establish the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP),” President Quang said. “The APEC is also making efforts to…... [read more]

Good afternoon! In the last few days, a massive typhoon hit central Vietnam. On behalf of each and everyone one of you here this week, I extend our deepest sympathies to the thousands of families facing hardship due to the devastation inflicted by Typhoon Damrey. I would also like to express my sincere thanks to all of you who are in this beautiful and friendly city of Da Nang despite the typhoon. We are only 15-20 minutes away from the ancient seaport town of Hoi An which was known as the busiest international seaport for Vietnam and South East Asia in…... [read more]

Illustrative photo (Photo: (VNA) - The establishment of the ASEAN Community on December 31, 2015, with three key pillars of Politics-Security, Economics, Culture-Society, marks a major milestone of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.The following is the key milestones in the 67-year history of the ASEAN.On August, 8, 1967, ASEAN was born with the signing of the Bangkok Declaration with five founding members, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, with the goal of fostering the socio-economic and cultural cooperation among member nations and facilitating their integration into the regional and world economy.In 1971, the bloc signed the Declaration…... [read more]

 President Tran Dai Quang addressing the ceremonyThe APEC Year 2017, especially the25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in the central coastal city of Da Nang in November, has been successful in all aspects,turning Vietnaminto a center of the global attention, the President said. The participation of leaders fromAPEC member economies along with over 11,000 delegates, businesspeople andreporters at home and abroad illustrated the special attention of the regionand the world to Vietnamand APEC in general, he said. Leaders of APEC member economieshighly appreciated the role of Vietnamin leading and creating a new momentum for the regional shared future of peace,stability and…... [read more]

APEC leaders pose for a photo in Lima (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – APEC leaders released a declaration on their 24th meeting in Lima, Peru on November 20.The following is the full text of the declaration. 2016 LEADERS’ DECLARATION We, the Leaders of APEC, met in Lima under the theme of Quality Growth and Human Development to continue working on our common endeavor to support free and open trade and investment, sustainable economic growth and shared prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. Within this vision, in 2016 we have focused our efforts on the following thematic priorities: Regional Economic Integration and Quality…... [read more]

Leaders from 21 APEC member economies assembled in Beijing, China on November 11 for the plenary sessions of the 22nd APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting.Addressing the opening session, Chinese President Xi Jinping described the APEC Summit this year as a historical significant milestone, acknowledging the great achievements of the 25 year-path of the establishment and development of forum, as well as the 20-year efforts in implementing the Bogor Goals which has demonstrated solidarity, respect, trust and support for mutual benefit.Xi Jinping stated China contributes US$10 million to the implementation of APEC programs and projects on capacity building for developing member economies.With…... [read more]

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) - President Tran Dai Quang wrote an article entitled "APEC Vietnam 2017 - Fostering a shared future in a changing world" just ahead of the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders' Week, which is taking place in the central city of Da Nang from November 6-11 with the focal event being the 25th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting. Following is the full text of the article.  APECVIETNAM 2017 – FOSTERING A SHARED FUTURE IN A CHANGING WORLDProf.Dr. Tran Dai QuangPresidentof the Socialist Republic of VietnamChairof the 25th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting          Twenty eight years ago,…... [read more]

Albert Kwang-Chin Ting, Lawrence S. Ting Memorial Fund Management Board member: Opportunities to invest in VietnamThe next 30 years will continue to be a golden age for Vietnam, with stronger transitions to services instead of agriculture and industry. I highly appreciate Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s message about Vietnam’s comprehensive innovation and growing economy with creative startups. There will be opportunities for us to invest in and promote trade with Vietnam. Wayne H. Diemar, Project Director, HunterNet Co-operative Limited: Great benefits from global tradeVietnamese businesses have become much more fearless in trade. We can see clear signs of protectionism all…... [read more]

This event marks a milestone in the city’s socioeconomic development and has partly outlined the vision for Danang’s future.APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week is expected to occur in November 2017. The flagship event on the agenda is the Economic Leaders’ Meeting with the participation of top leaders from all 21 member economies, along with thousands of delegates, international journalists, and world-leading entrepreneurs.At the same time, a Business Summit, a dialogue between APEC top leaders and leaders of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC), as well as the Inter-Ministerial Meeting of APEC Foreign and Economic Ministers will also take place.Choosing the right…... [read more]

The event drew the participation of Spouses of Heads of Delegations of seven economies, including Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Singapore and Thailand, spouses of Ministers and Heads of representative offices of APEC economies in Vietnam.The art performance (Source: being received at Song Hoai Square, Hoi An City, spouses visited old town Hoi An, a cultural heritage of Vietnam, recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. They also visited Hoi An Silk Village, a famous traditional handicraft village and a microcosm of peaceful Vietnamese village. The visit to Hoi An was held by Quang Nam province in…... [read more]