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APEC Leaders and Ministers Meetings Next Week

APEC Leaders and Ministers Meetings Next Week

News Release Issued by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials Meeting Chair’s Office

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, November 10, 2006 -- Leaders, Ministers, senior business representatives and government officials from APEC’s 21 Member Economies will meet next week in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, for some of the most important meetings of the annual global political calendar.

An online media kit is available at: www.apec.org/mediakit

Beginning with a meeting of Senior Officials on Sunday, November 12, the meetings will conclude on Sunday, November 19, with the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting.

Discussion topics for the meetings will reflect major economic and political issues faced by the global economy As well as new initiatives being brought to the organization.

The Chair of the APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting, Vice Minister Le Cong Phung, said one of the major outcomes anticipated from the Leaders’Meeting will be the Ha Noi Action Plan.

“The Ha Noi Action Plan is made up of concrete actions that include support for the multilateral trading system, the promotion of high-quality free trade agreements and capacity building,” Vice Minister Phung said.

“The implementation of the Ha Noi Action Plan will be essential for the achievement of the APEC Bogor goals and of major consequence to ongoing economic and social development in the APEC Region.”

The schedule for the meetings is as follows:
-- 12-13 November APEC Concluding Senior Officials Meeting
-- 14-16 November 4th Meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council
-- 15-16 November 18th APEC Joint Ministerial Meeting
-- 17-19 November APEC CEO Summit
-- 18-19 November 14th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting

For media attending the meetings:
-- All accredited media will have access to the International Media Center located inside the National Convention Centre
-- Media access to photo opportunities in meetings and designated areas in the National Convention Centre will be through media pools that will be arranged by the APEC 2006 Hosts.
-- The APEC Secretariat will have a booth located inside the International Media Centre to respond to requests from news outlets
APEC Member Economies account for half of total world trade, 56% of global GDP and are home to more than 2.6 billion people.

ENDS

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