Peru to preside over APEC Leaders' Summit for third time

17:00 | Lima, Jun. 3.

For the third time, Peru will assume the presidency of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Summit that will hold its main event in this country next year, APEC Peru 2024 Working Group Chairman Ambassador Carlos Chavez-Taffur has highlighted.

The diplomat specified that Peru will receive the presidency of this forum at the summit to be held in the United States of America in November.

After having held this chairmanship two times, in 2008 and 2016, the South American country becomes the APEC member that has received this task again in the shortest time.

Event organization

After assuming the presidency, Peru will be in charge of organizing approximately 150 meetings of various levels among the economies that make up the APEC.

This will mean the arrival in Peru of more than 8,000 delegates, who —in turn— will denote revenue for tourism and consumption, Ambassador Chavez-Taffur indicated.

Similarly, the diplomat underscored that, since the country's entry into this forum, exports to the Asia-Pacific region have increased at a rate of 12% per year, reaching US$40 billion as a whole.

Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam are members of this bloc.

Peru held the APEC Presidency in 2008 and 2016, playing the role of the Leaders' Summit host on both occasions.

During that last year, 1,200 businesspeople from the region and more than 3,000 representatives of international media outlets arrived in the South American country.

Editor's note: Information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru.


Published: 6/3/2023