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Prime Minister O’Neill Issues Era Kone Statement

Issued by Chair of the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 23 November 2018

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill issued a statement following the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting.

Prime Minister O’Neill, who chaired the meeting, released the Era Kone Statement, which reflects his assessment of the prevailing views of all APEC member economies. Most economies agreed with the full text, while a small number had alternative or additional views on a couple of sentences.

Recognizing the significant challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region’s economies, the statement said Leaders are resolved to take concrete steps on the following actions:
1. Embracing the Digital Future
2. Progressing the Bogor Goals
3. Post-2020 Vision
4. Improving Connectivity, Deepening Regional Economic Integration
5. Promoting Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
6. Strengthening Inclusive Growth through Structural Reform
7. Looking Forward

The statement also contains one annex: The APEC Action Agenda on the Digital Economy.

The statement and annex can be viewed here

In addition, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Papua New Guinea Rimbink Pato issued the APEC Ministerial Chair’s Statement. The statement reflects the full discussion, including areas where member economies did not reach full consensus. The Statement addresses support for APEC 2018 priorities and strengthening APEC as an institution.

The statement and annex can be viewed here

The Chair’s Statement for the 30th Joint Ministerial Meeting also includes one annex: Cross Cutting Principles on Non-Tariff Measures.

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