For the third time, Peru will host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Forum Leaders' Summit, to be held in November 2024. Find out all the details about this important international event.
During said ceremony, the Head of State invited the other member economies to visit the South American country.
"We want to wait for each one of you next year to honor us with your presence," she expressed.
Thus, the handover of the Pro-Tempore Presidency of this important economic forum is a sign of trust and recognition of Peru's leadership in the development of the thematic agenda of the main economic cooperation body in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes 21 economies.
APEC 2024 Agenda
The APEC 2024 forum is expected to develop an agenda, with an inclusive and sustainable approach that fosters the empowerment of vulnerable economic actors, addressing issues such as trade, investment for inclusive growth, innovation to promote the transition to formal and global economy, as well as sustainable growth for resilient development.
Likewise, Peru will implement the 'APEC Ciudadano Perú 2024' initiative, to bring this important forum’s benefits closer to civil society through technological, academic, cultural, as well as sporting initiatives and events, among others.
In this regard, Foreign Affairs Ministry's Senior Official before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum Renato Reyes Tagle
explained that this program will generate spaces for leaders of organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
or the World Bank
to get close to students, micro-entrepreneurs, unions, among other members of civil society.
According to information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
, this important event will take place in the cities of Lima, Urubamba (Cusco region), Arequipa, Trujillo, and Pucallpa, which will host more than 160 cooperation meetings among APEC member nations.
21 leading economies
The APEC is made up of:
Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam.
Together, they account for 62% of world's GDP, 48% of global trade in goods and services, plus 38% of the planet's population.